The network of paths from the site through the farm means you can leave your car behind. Walk the coastal path to Lee Bay, Mortehoe, Morte Point (look out for the seals), Bull Point (where Peregrine falcons nest on the cliffs), Ilfracombe and beyond. You can always walk one way and return by bus to the site. A variety of beaches await you – Woolacombe’s Blue Flag beach has three miles of sand and surf. Try Barricane for shellseeking, Lee for rockpooling and Rockham for shipwrecks, all within 2 miles of Damage Barton .
Cyclists will enjoy the old railway line to Ilfracombe just a mile from the site entrance or along the Tarka Trail cycleway from Braunton to Barnstaple and beyond. Easter time at Damage Barton you can see lambing and calving. Through the summer Farm Tours take you around the farm and stock, and out to the magnificent cliff views.
There’s plenty for children to do. Try the Big Sheep
; Exmoor Zoo
; Milky Way
; Arlington Court
; the Sheepdog and Falconry display at Borough Farm
, a large open play area for ball games, kite flying field and picnic field. Fishing and boat trips from Ilfracombe harbour.
The on-site information centre details local attractions including Marwood Garden
; the Royal Horticultural Society’s garden at Rosemoor
; Lundy Island
; Dartington Glass
; Mortehoe Museum
; golf courses, swimming pools, theatres and cinemas. There are several National Trust properties in the area, including the Regency House at Arlington Court which houses the Trust’s unique Carriage Collection.
Eating out – there are good pubs, restaurants and cream teas at Mortehoe and Woolacombe – a short walk from the site by footpath. This is a great base for you to enjoy North Devon and Exmoor. It delights families, walkers, bird lovers and wild flower enthusiasts. Most of all enjoy the peace and space Damage Barton offers.