70 Acres of woodland has been purchased and developed for your enjoyment and education. See the woodland animals in their natural habitat as you stroll along the three and a half miles of marked nature walks which start and finish on site.
An excellent network of waymarked paths and tracks will take you deep into the beautiful wooded Bittadon Valley.
The tranquility and seclusion offered by this peaceful Devon valley creates a sheltered habitat that is ideal for small song birds and a myriad of wild flowers, attracting many different butterflies and foraging wildlife.
Oak and Larch tower above the valley floor dominating the skyline creating excellent vantage points for predatory Buzzard. It is not uncommon to see six or more Buzzards either perched on branches or soaring in the skies overhead. Squirrels also use these trees to create their nests and can often be seen collecting various nuts and feasting on the rich collection of fresh shoots and fungi.
Exploring away from the beaten track can reap rich rewards; streams are often frequented by visiting waterfowl; the well worn Badger runs and the less obvious Deer tracks are waiting to be discovered by the more adventurous.
Stowford Country Code
- Follow the Countryside Code:
- Close all gates
- Leave nothing behind and don’t drop litter
- Don’t disturb the wildlife
- Keep dogs under close control and use the dog bins provided
- Consider other people
- Leave wildlife (especially fawns) alone
- Make use of the recycling facilities provided in the overnight parking area opposite the Crazy Golf course. We have recently improved our recycling facilities and would ask that you recycle as much of your refuse as you can
- Walk or cycle around the site instead of taking the car
- Use energy wisely: For example, turn off lights and electrical appliances when they are not needed and don’t leave taps running unnecessarily
- Have a great Holiday!
Stowford Nature Trail
Things you will need:
- Woodland Walk Map (in your Welcome Pack)
- Pen or pencil
- Sensible shoes/wellies if wet
- Please remember the Countryside Code
- Shut all gates and do not leave any litter behind
- Please keep all dogs on a lead.
Follow the 12 clues
Each clue will lead you to a round disk with a letter on it (write this in the box). Once you have all the letters, rearrange them to spell the name of a woodland creature! Pick up your nature trail sheets from Reception.
We also have a booklet suitable for our younger nature detectives on our woodland walk available from Reception.