Occombe Farm, Devon
Explore a working organic farm, get close to local wildlife, sample authentic Devon food and discover new experiences on our many events and workshops. If you love food and the countryside, you'll love Occombe Farm. Traditional Westcountry breeds graze out fields; livestock roam freely across the nature reserve; the land is farmed without pesticides or fertilisers; and the food sold and served in our Café and Farm Shop is locally produced and of the highest quality. Start your visit by popping into the Visitor Centre then take your time and explore the rest of the site.
Nature Trail and Wildlife
Wander through orchard, woodland and meadow on our 2km trail and discover the many wildlife species on Occombe's nature reserve. Catch a glimpse of rare farmland birds from the bird hide and visit our farm animals. The trail is suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.
From wildflower walks to cookery workshops, special children’s trails and craft activities, the farm hosts over 50 events each year. Visit www.countryside-trust.org.uk/events for information on all our events.
Educational Visits and Tours
Occombe is run by Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust, which runs educational visits across many sites in Torbay. Our staff are trained and experienced in running a wide range of activities which can be tailored to your requirements and linked to your curriculum or interests. We offer safe access to a variety of specialist, high quality habitats such as streams, ponds, woodland, farmland, coast and rocky shore and we provide all the equipment and materials that your students will need for their visit. You can find out more about our sites by clicking on the relevant site pages and you can download more in depth information including descriptions of the various activities available at each site. Visit www.countryside-trust.org.uk/learning for more information.
Arranging a visit
The farm and café is open 7 days a week. You can book a group visit by calling 01803 520022 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You can book a group meal or buffet by calling 01803 520022.
How to get there
From the M5: Once you reach Newton Abbot, travel down the A380 heading for Torquay until you come to a main roundabout where the A380 turns right on the Torquay Ring Road for Paignton and Brixham. Take the right turn onto the A380 and follow it until you come to the second roundabout. Here take the first exit on your left onto Preston Down Road. Occombe Farm car park is a further 300 metres on your left hand side.
From the A38: Exit A38 at junction for Totnes/Paignton and follow signs through Dartington and Totnes for Paignton. After 8 miles you reach a major set of traffic lights with directions left for the A380 Ring Road and right for Brixham. Go left and follow the Ring Road, going straight over at the first roundabout, and at the second take the last exit on your right onto Preston Down Road. Follow directions as above.
Car parking for our disabled visitors: Follow the directions as above until you reach the farm entrance. Park in the farmyard which is the same level as the Farm Shop.