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Most of our sites welcome dogs and their owners, where there are lots of woodland and coastal walks you can enjoy and discover together. Please be mindful of these special places many of which are areas of outstanding natural beauty and Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).



At some our livestock will be present; Cockington, Maidencombe and Berry Head. Used for traditional grazing of grasslands which is the best and well-proven solution to protecting rare and unique grassland under threat from invasive scrub.

Our cattle, largely Ruby Reds (North Devon) and Aberdeen Angus are very tolerant and pose no threat to people or dogs. In more difficult to reach areas, like at Berry Head, we use Hebridean and Soay sheep at various times of the year, so check signs on site for these. Please remember to keep you dog on a lead and under close control around cattle and sheep, and near cliff edges too.

Follow the Countryside Code

Occombe Farm

At Occombe Farm dogs are welcome in the top area outside the café and are to be kept on a lead at all times. Occombe Farm Cafe has a designated area for you to visit with your dog too. Because Occombe is a working farm dogs are not permitted on the wider farm areas or nature trails. This is for the safety of our animals and your dog. If you’d like to take your dog on a longer walk nearby, we can recommend Occombe Valley Woods over the road.

Nearby Woodland Walks >
Berry Head man with dog


There are lots of walks you can do with you canine companion right across Torbay.

Walks in Torbay