Combe Martin - North Devon

Woodland Walks

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

At Stowford Farm Meadows we are committed to caring for our natural environment and would ask that you join us in adopting a socially and environmentally responsible approach to holidaying at Stowford.


  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Walk or cycle around the site instead of taking the car
  4. Use energy wisely: For example, turn off lights and electrical appliances when they are not needed and don’t leave taps running unnecessarily
  5. Have a great Holiday!

Stowford Nature Trail

Things you will need:

  • Woodland Walk Map
  • 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.

Nature Detectives

We also have a booklet suitable for our younger nature detectives on our woodland walk available from Reception.

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Stowford Farm Meadows, Berry Down
Combe Martin, North Devon. EX34 0PW
Sat Nav Co-ordinates:
+51°9’54” N, -4°3’36” W
OS Map Reference:
560425 (Map 180)

Leave the M5 at junction 27, then follow North Devon Link Road A362 to Barnstaple then A39 (for Lynton) through Barnstaple town centre. One mile from Barnstaple turn left onto B3230. Turn right at the garage, at Lynton Cross, onto the A3123. Stowford Farm Meadows is 1½ miles on the right, down its own private drive.