Farm Update – Winter 2021

We are sorrry but Occombe Farm is closed temporarily whilst ground work is undertaken for the new Occombe Visitor Attraction and Farm Shop. Occombe Farm Café is also closed, temporarily, whilst we adhere to COVID-19 National Lock Down Restrictions.

There are lots of alternative woodland walks to try nearby.

Our animals continue to be cared for elsewhere whilst we work with reduced capacity due to COVID-19.

Toddlers at Occombe Farm

Overview

Occombe Farm is a working farm that’s open to the public. There’s no charge to visit and parking is free. Come and wander around the farm, take in the beautiful views and explore our fantastic 2km nature trail through the ancient woodland, bustling with wildlife. Our gorgeous Occombe Farm Café is located here on the farm and serves delicious, locally sourced food throughout the day. We offer a full programme of chargeable activities and events throughout the year including kids cookery classes, family discovery trails and meet our animals sessions. Visiting the farm with your dog is restricted to the outside picnic areas and inside the café only, because we are a working farm, where we sometimes keep our young and vulnerable livestock. If you’re looking for a place to walk your dog near Occombe, there are a number of great walks that start nearby. Check out our woodland walks

 

Explore Occombe Farm

Update: January 2021: Occombe is closed temporarily whilst our Cafe is closed in line with the latest COVID-19 Guides and ground works are undertaken for the new Occombe Visitor Attraction & Farm Shop. 

Wander through the orchard and/or walk the 2km nature trail. There are sometimes animals to visit including cows and sheep and seasonally there are calves and lambs too). All waiting for you to say hello! In the winter you can see our cows in the barns, in the summer they are out grazing on the fields. From the bird hide you can watch the birds visiting the feeders. In the breeding season (to end of May) you can watch live footage inside the nest boxes as parents care for their chicks. 

 

Occombe Farm Interpretation

The first part of the trail zig-zags down a sloping field through the orchard for approximately 300m. The trail then leads on a relatively flat circular route through the wood along a mix of boardwalks and consolidated aggregate paths. It can be muddy in winter. From the edge of the wood, the trail leads back up a boardwalk and stone path to the bottom of the orchard. Please note that access to the nature trail may be restricted occasionally when a special fundraising activity is running. Everyone is welcome to participate in the activity for which there may be a fee. Please check our events pages when planning your visit or see below for our next events.

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Experiences For Everyone

Our Plan for a New Occombe

Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust (TCCT) is thrilled to unveil plans for an exciting all-weather visitor destination at Occombe Farm. The regenerated Occombe will incorporate a mix of indoor and outdoor play and activities alongside a much larger farm shop and improved café; providing a year-round destination.

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Occombe Farm Cafe

Located in the heart of the farm is our gorgeous Occombe Farm Cafe, surrounded by beautiful countryside and with stunning views across Torbay. Open 7 days a week, the menu is varied and crammed with locally sourced produce, with lots of delicious homemade, creative dishes. Choose from the famous Occombe breakfast, hearty lunches and salads, cakes, treats and snacks. There’s a menu especially for children and a selection of free from dishes too.

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About / Did You Know?

Occombe Farm is home to the Trust’s wood chip supply business, supplying wood chip to local customers for their wood chip boilers, a low carbon sustainable fuel. The Farm’s five barn roofs house a 95Kw photovoltaic solar array which provides electricity to Trust premises at Occombe and the National Grid.

Occombe Farm trail

Location

Preston Down Rd, Paignton TQ3 1RN or use this link: https://w3w.co/type.smile.trains

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Facilities

  • Free car parking
  • Farm Café
  • Kids Cookery School
  • Orchard and Gardens
  • 2km nature trail
  • Animals and wildlife
  • Bird Hide with nest box cameras

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