Higher Bumsley Farm

A small hill farm on Exmoor

Other things to see and do in North Devon and on Exmoor

North Devon, a truly breathtaking place to explore and discover.

Exmoor National Park Attractions:

Exmoor Zoological Park, (www.exmoorzoo.co.uk), an unusual collection of wildlife with many roaming free within the grounds, all in a rural setting.

Lynton and Barnstaple Railway, (www.lynton-rail.co.uk), why not visit the Lynton to Barnstaple Railway, Woody Bay Station. A mile of the original line is now open and offers a nostalgic trip back in time to when this railway once operated a regular service.

Quince Honey Farm, (www.quincehoneyfarm.co.uk), see the living wonder of wild Exmoor honey bees in their various natural habitats & observation hives.

Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park (www.wildlifedinosaurpark.co.uk), a subtropical paradise with an abundance of birds and animals, and animatronics dinosaurs. Located at the head of the valley overlooking Combe Martin.

Tarr Steps, Dulverton, Somerset, (ENP). Tarr Steps is a medieval clapper bridge over the river Barle which spans the fifty-five foot river in seventeen spans of flat stone. Valley of Rocks, Lynton, This beautiful coastal location just a few miles east of the farm at Higher Bumsley is noted for its herd of feral goats, and for its geology and spectacular rock formations, see if you can spot the ‘White Lady’. It also has some of the oldest Devonian rocks in north Devon!

Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway, (www.cliffrailwaylynton.co.uk). The railway comprises two cars, each capable of transporting 40 passengers, joined by a continuous cable running around a pulley at each end of the incline. Water feeds through from the West Lyn River into tanks under the floor of the upper car. Water is discharged from the lower car, until the heavier top car begins to descend, with the speed controlled by a brakeman travelling on each car.

Other Attractions in North Devon

Lundy Island, (www.lundyisland.co.uk). Situated off the North Devon Coast and clearly visible from the western scarp of Exmoor on a clear day this unique Island in the Bristol Channel makes a superb day trip from Bideford to see a variety of wild flora and fauna, it also has one of the most important marine nature reserves in the British isles.

The Ruby Country enclosed by Dartmoor, Exmoor and the north Devon and Cornish coast, consisting of villages and hamlets with the idea being to leave the car at home and explore on foot, by bike or on horse back. The Ride The Ruby Country project aims to promote sustainable tourism and links with other routes across Devon.