Summer walks with a picnic spot
Summer is almost here and it's time to get out and enjoy the sunshine. Take a relaxing walk around the wild flower meadow, a place full of flora and fauna, then relax with a picnic in our orchard.
With spectacular views of the Exe estuary, the hay meadow makes a beautiful walk for little legs. The walk around the meadow is about half a mile and can finish in the Orchard where you'll find picnic tables nestled in between the trees making it a perfect spot for a picnic.
Regular visitors to our property include green woodpeckers, ladybirds, slow worms, badgers, dragonflies and moles.
In the meadow you may see butterflies, such as speckled white, holly blue, common blue, meadow brown, gatekeeper, and the speckled wood.
We are lucky enough to have a variety of meadow flowers including:
Oxeye Daisy - Larger version of the common daisy
Corky-fruited water-dropwort - this is a species of flowering plant in the carrot family
Meadow Vetchling - this plant attracts the Wood White Butterfly which lays its eggs on the plant
Red Clover - a favourite of the bumble bee and can be used to make a sweet tasting herbal tea.
A gentle stroll around this haven of activity is a wonderful way to spent time relaxing and also enjoying the spectacul;ar views over the Exe estuary.
Our wild flower meadow is cut annually to encourage biodiversity, this usually happens around July.