Why do cows get moved indoors for winter?

We will be tackling questions like this as well as many others in a series of up-coming blogs written by Justin – our Farm & Estate Manager.   We’ll be featuring seasonal topics about our farming operations, including our livestock and the crops we grow.  It’s also your chance to reach out to us, if […]

Students make a difference at Occombe Farm

Students from Torquay Academy have raised enough funds to enable Occombe Farm to replace the covering of a polytunnel in their community garden. The students, part of the Academy’s Kitson house, carried out a series of events over two years and were recently able to visit the fruits of their labour. Occombe Farm is part […]

Volunteers at Berry Head preserving nature whilst honouring a legacy

Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust have recently welcomed a unique group of volunteers to their National Nature Reserve at Berry Head. The group, from Earthworks Conservation Volunteers, have been making an annual trip from West London and Buckinghamshire for nearly 20 years to Berry Head in Brixham, to honour the memory of a friend and […]

Rare discovery of Ruby-tailed wasp at Berry Head National Nature Reserve

A rare sighting of a ruby-tailed wasp was recently captured on camera within the National Nature Reserve at Berry Head in Brixham, Devon. This remarkable find is causing quite a buzz among nature enthusiasts as the ruby-tailed wasp is one of the United Kingdom’s most stunning insects. The Ruby-tailed wasp, scientifically known as Chrysis ignita […]

Upgrades to Churston Cove path

The steps leading to Churston Cove will be closed from Monday 11th – Friday 15th September (weather permitting) while we undertake necessary improvements and repairs. These include: new and replacement steps, handrails and surfacing works. Please follow the temporary diversion in place as shown by the red line on the map below. We apologise for […]

Cockington Country Park has been awarded its 25th Green Flag!

For 25 years the Green Flag Award has celebrated amazing spaces, shared best practice and raised standards, protecting parks for all. Only four parks have been in the scheme since the beginning, one of which is Cockington Country Park. It has won the award for 25 years in a row and is now being honoured with a special commemorative plaque to recognise this huge achievement.

We’re Opening a Brand New Occombe Farm Shop this August! (now open!)

A brand-new farm shop is opening next month at Occombe Farm, in Paignton. Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust (TCCT) is delighted to confirm that work refitting and extending the old shop space is near completion and opening by mid-August is planned. The new Occombe Farm Shop will showcase the very best produce the West Country […]

TCCT supporting cirl buntings in Cockington

As part of a scheme to encourage and support cirl buntings in Cockington, we are bringing a 17 acre semi-improved grass field back into arable rotation and you may notice a difference in the landscape of the Country Park. The field will be managed on rotation under organic arable cropping (four years arable followed by […]

Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust welcomes new General Manager for new Occombe!

In the spirit of celebrating International Women’s Day and women in leadership, Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust (TCCT) is delighted to announce the appointment of Cath Cooke as General Manager for the new Occombe Development. Cath joins the TCCT team this week to head up the final stages of Occombe’s regeneration and lead the running of Occombe once it opens this summer.

24th Green Flag Award for Cockington Country Park

Great news! Cockington Country Park has been awarded its 24th Green Flag! This is a massive achievement, especially in the face of the ongoing COVID19 pandemic, at a time when our staff and volunteers have dealt with challenges brought about by the park’s huge numbers of additional visitors.

Occombe Farm Café and Occombe Farm have reopened!

Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust (TCCT) have reopened Occombe Farm and Occombe Farm Café. The Farm had remained closed throughout the summer whilst the Farm Café was extended and refurbished. This work marks the first step towards the greater regeneration of Occombe Farm.

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