OCCOMBE FARM IS OPEN.

After re-surveying our nature trail, we've discovered that a part of the boardwalk has deteriorated badly. This means we can only reopen a section of the trail but we have created a new route for you to follow while we carry out repairs.

Due to COVID19 our animals have been moved elsewhere to be cared for whilst we work with reduced capacity.
We hope to welcome them back soon.

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 The Farm and Nature Trail are open daily, 9am – 5pm, throughout the year (closed at the moment). 

Explore Occombe Farm

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. Update: 6th October 2020: We have created a new trail for you to follow whilst we carry our repair work to the boardwalks and bridges of the Nature Trail. 

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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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What's On

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There are no upcoming events at this time.

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, improved café and flexible activity space with new rental units; 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.

Occombe Farm Cafe >

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

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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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