Things To Do
If you are keen to venture away from the farm, there is a wonderful choice of places to explore, eat and drink.
Your host will be happy to assist you with information about the local area.
Step away from River Cottage to enjoy our surrounding countryside or take a short drive and explore further afield.
Trinity Hill Nature Reserve
‘Trinity Hill is a substantial area of lowland heath in the east of the district. From the car park a network of footpaths allow easy exploration of this beautiful nature reserve which extends either side of Trinity Hill Road. To the west, Trinity Hill has breathtaking views across the Axe Valley towards the town of Axminster. The site is being managed to support a wide range of wildlife and to restore a structurally diverse heathland landscape.’
Turn left out of the Front Gate. Walk along the main road (please be aware there will be fast moving traffic) for 500 yards.
Trinity Hill Nature Reserve will be on the right side of the road. Post Code EX13 5SS.
A wonderful coastal walk to enjoy the sea air whilst soaking up the very best of the Jurassic Coastline.
‘The Golden Cap Estate is made up of rolling hills, pastoral fields, sunken lanes, ancient hedgerows and dramatic coastline. The whole estate lies within the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This walk includes a section of the South West Coast Path along the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.’
15 minute drive - Stonebarrow Lane, Charmouth DT6 6RA
We are less than 10 minutes drive from the Jurassic Coast and several fantastic beaches.
For a traditional seaside trip head to Lyme Regis where you'll find both sandy and pebble beaches as well as seafront kiosks and people swimming and paddle boarding in the bay. You can join a boat trip for a spot of mackerel fishing have a tour of the Town Mill, or walk to the ammonite pavement at the far end of Monmouth beach to see the dinner plate sized fossils.
Heading west along the coast across the Dorset border, Charmouth Beach is famous for fossil hunting and you can even book guided fossil hunting walks.
Or head east to the lovely little fishing coves of Beer and Branscombe for spot of fish & chips or an ice cream as you pause and watch the sea lap the shore.