Warhorse Valley Country Farm Trail
The trail starts at the farm entrance and 15 granite rollers will direct you on a circular ½ mile walk. Children can look out for a letter on each granite roller and together the 15 letters form a place or person’s name.
The walk takes you past the farmyard pond, home to geese and ducks and alongside the famous Devon earth banked hedgerows covered in wild flowers. These hedge banks were built by hand over 1000 years ago!
When you walk down through the second field you have a beautiful view of Iddesleigh village with most cottages having thatched roofs and the walls made of cob (earth, stone and straw). This field is like a giant staircase with ‘steps’ created by natural erosion and accentuated by animals walking along the side of the hill.
The stream running through the valley is called Pixton Brook and you will walk alongside this to the far end of the field. Head through the small gate and walk through a woodland ascending sharply and passing a watercress pond back up to our Joey’s paddock returning you to our Conservatory Tea Room where you can treat yourself to a well-earned Devonshire cream tea or coffee and cakes.
Wellies are recommended and please be aware the walk is very hilly in places!