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Notice: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Manor Mill will be closed with the exception of Sunday 25th October and Sunday 1st November 2015. Sorry for any inconvenience.

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 on east Devon’s dramatic Jurassic Coast, the village of Branscombe is surrounded by picturesque countryside with miles of tranquil walking through woodland, farmland and beach. Branscombe's charming thatched houses, working forge and restored watermill add to the timeless magic of the place.

An easy graded trail winds up from the beach to the village passing Manor Mill, the Old Bakery tearooms and the working forge. For the more adventurous join the coast path and wander around Beer, once a notorious smuggling centre, or explore eastwards and discover wild dramatic cliffs and steep, green valleys. 

SW Coast Path challenge

We've joined up with the South West Coast Path Association to set the record for the number of times we can walk the South West Coast Path in one month.

Get involved throughout October to raise funds for improvements and repairs to our beautiful coast path.

Things to do at Branscombe

  • Climbing a huge hill
  • Checking out the crazy creatures in a rock pool
  • Creating some wild art
  • Jumping over waves
  • Skimming a stone
  • Flying a kite

Wet and wild sleepout

In the tent at night

Despite the weather, we had a great turn out for our wild sleepout under the stars on August 22nd, and ticked off some of the big '50 things to do before you're 11¾.' After pitching tents and cooking supper on the campfire we ventured out for a nature walk.  We were able to hunt for moths and night time creatures, then stargaze from the beach.

In the words of one camper, 'A big thank you for a wonderful, if not slightly wet, weekend. We all had a lovely time.'

Branscombe on film


Branscombe is a great place to explore whatever the weather.

Pop into the blacksmiths and you might be lucky to see this master craftsman at work. Slip on your boots and walk through the peaceful cider orchard to the now silent mill.

Then it's either a short walk to the Mason's Arms for a pint and a bite to eat or down to the beach with the thermos and sandwiches.