Higher Bumsley Farm

A small hill farm on Exmoor

Where nature is all around you

Thank you for visiting our farm online. Higher Bumsley is a small hill farm in the Exmoor National Park. It's set amidst green rolling hills where wildlife roams freely and nature is all around you.

Higher Bumsley Farm - An Introduction

For many years Higher Bumsley was a traditional hill farm with cattle and sheep, and in recent years has become an Environmental Farm with a small herd of wild Exmoor ponies, chickens , ducks, and geese. This was enabled due to the fact that the farm has never been commercially fertilized and naturally supports habitats for wildlife and wild flowers.

Open all year for farm visits

Situated in the beautiful Heddon valley on the banks of the river Heddon we are open all year round.

We actively encourage wildlife on our farm and with a SSSI woodland, ancient hedgerows, rare butterfly species and a small lake, there is lots to see at Higher Bumsley. Read more about the farm.

Why not come and visit us on Exmoor for the perfect day out!

Pond dipping during a farm visit to Higher Bumsley on Exmoor.

For the perfect day out come and visit our farm in the beautiful Exmoor National Park. A visit to Higher Bumsley typically includes a short introductory talk about the farm in our Visitor Centre and what we do. A guided farm walk where you will see wildlife and wild flowers (depending on the season). Meet the Exmoor ponies, chickens , geese and ducks. Stroll along the banks of the river Heddon and try your hand at dipping in the lake or river. And after all that enjoy a traditional Devon cream tea!

Farm visits for schools and other groups

A visit to our farm is great for a schools or any other group. We are open all year round.

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Stack of photos taken at Higher Bumsley Farm.

Rare butterflies, Exmoor ponies, cute farm animals, wild flowers, fruit orchards and beautiful landscapes; you'll find it all at Higher Bumsley Farm.

See what life is like at our farm

Have a look at our photogallery to see what life is like on our small farm on Exmoor.

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Red deer running through a field of high grass

We farm responsibly and encourage all sorts of wildlife on our farm. Imagine walking through one of the fields and coming across a herd of red deer!

Finding the right balance

We try to create a balance between our own needs and that of Exmoor's wildlife. Read on to see what we do ...

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