The Farm Yard has seen many changes over the years from horses to tractors and from dairy to beef. Recently the Environmental Stewardship scheme has helped fund the creation of a classroom space and visitor facilities. Come in and explore!
Pigs are naturally forest animals so here they have trees to scratch, an ark for shelter, earth to root in and water to drink. The Environmental Stewardship scheme supports these organic farming methods at West Town.
The Teign Valley Railway ran through this cutting over fifty years ago. Now it is home to badgers, bats and huge ferns. The Environmental Stewardship scheme helps us support the wildlife with bat boxes and wood piles.
The fields shows a tapestry of landuse and wildlife. Grazing by beef cattle benefits species diversity, so our Environmental Stewardship agreement helps us optimise the amount of grazing and the planting of crops.
Fordland Brook is home to millions of tiny invertebrates vital to all the other animals higher up the food chain. Organic farming supported by Environmental Stewardship leads to healthier streams and more wildlife.
Hedges mark out the boundaries of the farm. They are also pathways for wildlife. With support from Environmental Stewardship West Town maintains some of the hedgerows using traditional management techniques.
Grazing by beef cattle benefits species diversity so our species-rich pastures are valuable habitats for bees and other wildlife. The Environmental Stewardship scheme supports the maintenance of these pastures.