We have our own woods footpaths
and streams for the nature lovers; both Bridle and Cycle ways are close
by without the need to use public roads. If you walk quietly, you may
see Deer grazing at the edge of our woodland, which also provides a
wonderful habitat for the Pheasants and Woodcocks.
Every summer the Swallows return
to Labdon Farm. They seek out their old nesting sites in and around
the old stone barns and stables, when the young have hatched they will
entertain you on summer evenings with skilful (and sometimes not so
skilful!) flying. Count the many species of birds. Buzzards are frequently
seen in pairs riding the thermals calling to their young
In spring, the banks and hedgerows
are rich with Snowdrops, Primroses, Violets, and Bluebells. In early
summer, Foxgloves, and Cow Parsley. Later you will find scented Honeysuckle,
Dog Roses, Rosehips, and Blackberries.
Within walking distance, our
beautiful 14th Century Eggesford Church watching over its River Taw
equally famous for Salmon and Tarka the Otter, for the really energetic
the Tarka Trail will allow you miles of meandering walks many along
the banks of the River Taw.