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Discover Lower Halsdon Farm

A view across fields at Lower Halsdon Farm with the sun low in the sky at Exmouth, Devon
Fields at Lower Halsdon Farm in Exmouth, Devon | © National Trust Images / Rob Skinner

This working farm is owned by the National Trust and tenanted out. It often hosts events, including family muck in days and countryside ranger days.

The farm is donated

In 1996 Lower Halsdon Farm and the surrounding land was generously bequeathed to The National Trust by farmer Stanley Long.

Multi-use path

Meandering along the northern boundary of the farm for approximately 1km, the tarmacked path is a popular route for walkers, cyclists, people with pushchairs and wheelchair users. The path links up to the Exe Estuary Trail.

Offering a green space for all to enjoy, visitors can look out for wildlife that make their home along the Exe Estuary and admire impressive views across the water.

Lower Halsdon Farm tea-garden

At certain times of year, the tea-garden at Lower Halsdon Farm will be open and offering a selection of refreshments.

A visit to the tea-garden is an ideal way to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the Exe Estuary with a drink and snack. Sample their homemade cakes and cream teas, with freshly brewed drinks or a refreshing soft drink.

Wild camping

If you're walking the South West Coast Path and are in need of a place to stay for the night, Lower Halsdon Farm offers a place to pitch your tent during the summer months. Facilities are basic but there are toilets and showers available. To make an enquiry or book, please visit the Lower Halsdon website: Camping on the farm | lowerhalsdon

Adult and child volunteers at a family muck-in working on a hedgerow at Lower Halsdon Farm in Exmouth, Devon
Volunteers at a family muck-in at Lower Halsdon Farm in Exmouth, Devon | © National Trust Images / Steve Sayers

Get involved

During the autumn and winter months you could get involved with hedge-laying and hedge-planting activity days. By learning a traditional hands-on skill, local volunteers have helped to establish 'healthy hedges' that offer a valuable home and food source for birds, butterflies and small mammals, as well as providing a natural boundary for stock.

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