Higher Bruckland has been farmed by our family for the last 50 years. We have 300 Acres in a lovely valley setting surrounded by the rolling Devon Hills in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We are primarily dairy farmers with a herd of 60 cows. We rear all the calves for the dairy herd or for beef. We grow wheat and barley and of course lots of grass. The summer is a busy time making silage, hay and harvesting the corn for feed and straw, and then replanting the corn seed for next years harvest.
The 'East Devon Way' goes through the farm, making it an ideal base for walking and exploring the lovely East Devon country side - including the nearby coastal path heading East to Lyme or West to Beer and Sidmouth.
We are also near the heathland areas known as East Devon Pebbled Heaths. These heaths are a major aspect on the East Devon landscape and have been 240 million years in the making. They are primarily concentrated to the west and north west of Sidmouth and between Sidmouth and Budleigh Salterton. There is fine walking along the Otter River from the village of Tipton St John out over Ayelsbere Common and nearby Woodbury Common. The Pebbled Heaths Trust web site has a great deal more information. Much of the East Devon way between Tipton St John and Budleigh runs across the heaths.