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Step back in time to discover a restored mill and working forge in this pretty village
Nestling in a valley that reaches down to the sea, these thatched buildings date back more than 200 years.
Visit the working forge and mill (check opening times), then enjoy a traditional cream tea in the Old Bakery tea-room. Explore the beach or woodlands – there are plenty of paths to choose from.
No end to the storms yet
Now into February and Branscombe beach is still being battered by high tides, very large waves and strong winds. Some visitors might notice that there is less shingle and more sand on the beach. The strong tidal action is carrying the shingle further eastwards along the coast.
Watching out for wildlife
One of our rarest creatures calls Branscombe beach its home. The scaly cricket is only found in two other places in the UK. So we will be watching with interest how the scaly cricket fairs the stormy weather. For more information check out Adrian Colston's blog.
Helping hands make light work
‘It's not many days you can claim to have had your jumper chewed by a bull, and still be having fun.’ This autumn/winter we have had over 80 volunteers clocking up almost 500 hours to help our ranger team lay hedges at Lower Halsdon in Exmouth. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Kate.