The Jurassic Coast Natural World Heritage Site is just 4 miles away if you fancy your luck at discovering the next new species of dinosaur.  There are lots of lovely pebble and sandy beaches to explore

The cliffs along a 95 miles stretch of coast from Exmouth in East Devon to Studland Bay in Dorset tell almost the entire story of the Earth across the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods spanning 185 million years! If you've seen shows like David Attenborough and the Sea Dragon you'll already know that places such as Lyme Regis and Charmouth are a fossil hunters heaven.  Find out more here:

https://jurassiccoast.org/

 

The East Devon Way is a 40 mile walking route and passes close by the farm.  It runs from Lyme Regis in the East to Exmouth in the West passing through 8 villages and crossing 5 rivers.  You can download route maps from the website and plan your journey including places to stop, local viewpoints and lots of information about what you might find on the way.  There are also plenty of circular walks nearby.  Plan your route here:  http://www.eastdevonway.org.uk/

 

Devonish Pitt is one of many local riding stables offering hacks around the area.  They have numerous routes taking in the stunning scenery of the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  They provide lessons and gentle hacks for complete novices as well as more challenging hacks for experienced riders.   Find out more here: 

http://www.devenishpitt.com/devenish-pitt-riding-school.html

Sidmouth Folk Festival takes place every year during the first week in August.  Running since 1955 it has established itself as one of the most important festivals in the folk calendar.  Over 700 events over the course of the week draw in tens of thousands of visitors to the seaside town just 4 miles down the road.  

The festival attracts old and new artists from all around the world.  The programme has something for everyone from major concerts in the Ham Marquee to intimate sessions in the local bars and pubs.  Daily ceilidhs take place in The Anchor beer garden and are free for anyone to join in and have a go.   With a wide range of activities for all the family, tasty local food and drink on offer and artist perfomances along the esplanade it's well worth a visit.  Find out more here: http://sidmouthfolkweek.co.uk/ 

World of country life

Over 2 acres under cover. Walk down memory lane - Victorian street and Hall of Transport. Steam engines, tractors              and Wagons. Pet centre and animal nursery. Falconry Displays. Deer train safari. Indoor and outdoor play areas.

East Devon AONB

The East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) includes wooded coombes, huge areas of heathlands, fertile

river valleys and breathtaking cliffs and hilltops. Between Exmouth and Lyme Regis is the oldest part of the Jurassic Coast and the inland footpath - The East Devon Way and several Nature Reserves

A la Ronde NT

A unique sixteen-sided house, built for cousins Jane and Mary Parminter, decorated by them with mementoes of their Grand Tour of Europe.

Killerton  NT

Wander though the Aclands'  family home, view the exhibition of historic fashion upstairs and explore the gardens, parkland and woods.

Knightshayes Court  NT

One of the finest Gothic Revival houses by architect William Burges. 'Medieval' romantic interiors, beautiful garden and woodlands, including a kitchen garden.

Escot

Gardens, Maze and forest Adventure. Otters, Wild boar, Sqirrels and Birds of prey displays. Woodland playground, indoor playbarn, Saxon village, letterboxing.

Pecorama

Model Railway Exhibition, Beer Heights Light Railway, Magnificent Gardens, summer entertainment in the Top Spot Garden Theatre.

Seaton Tramway

Take a ride on the electric tramway between Seaton and Colyton. Spot the wildlife along the Axe Estuary while travelling through two nature reserves.

The Donkey Sanctuary

Touch, hold, feel, hug and learn everything about donkeys. Countryside walks out towards the cliffs between Dunscombe and Weston.

Bicton Park Botanical Gardens

Devon's most magnificent gardens. Historical Palm House (1820), Arboretum, Woodland railway, Museum of rural life, indoor and outdoor play areas.

Stuart Line Cruises

The easiest way to see the wonderful wildlife of the River Exe, the historic landscape of the Jurassic Coast and the beautiful beaches of the English Riviera.

Crealy

Devon's greatest adventure park. Over 100 acres of fun and adventure. Massive outdoor adventures. Huge indoor fun.

AROUND HIGHER COOMBE

 
 
 

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Higher Coombe Farm

Tipton St John

Sidmouth 

Devon

EX10 0AX

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