Standing up for Dartmoor wild camping rights

People at Princetown, Dartmoor, protesting the legal attempt to revoke wild camping rights on Dartmor

Wheatland Farm is about lovely holidays for everyone. We’re about sustainability, and setting a good green example – about showing how things can be different and better. We generally try not to be too political. But some issues need challenging, and the threat to wild camping rights on Dartmoor is one of them.

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Wheatland Farm’s new favourite coffee shop in Winkleigh

Shows Catkin Blooms, flower and coffee shop 2 miles from Wheatland Farm's eco lodges

Wheatland Farm’s new favourite place to have coffee and cake is Catkin Blooms, in Winkleigh. Part flower shop, part coffee venue, it even has a lovely view of Dartmoor.

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Trying out the wood fired pizza oven

Pizza cooking in the wood fired pizza oven at Wheatland Farm's Devon eco lodges

Yes, we’ve added a wood fired pizza oven to Wheatland Farm’s eco lodges. It’s part of the new party barn. So even if the weather doesn’t hold, dinner won’t be damp.

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Accessible Birdwatching In Devon

Looking out from the hide at Bowling Green Reserve, Topsham.

Here are a few birdwatching ideas for people with very limited mobility who might be staying with us at Wheatland Farm’s eco lodges. Of course, there’s plenty to see from your veranda too – but sometimes we all like to go exploring.

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February Frogspawn

Frogspawn at Wheatland Farm's Devon Eco Lodges

It’s not properly February until the frogspawn turns up in Wheatland Farm’s ponds. As normal, we’ve first spotted it in the lodge field pond – on the 5th, though it could have been laid earlier.

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Listed In The Guardian’s Top Ten Eco Friendly Places To Stay In Europe!

Sunlit leaves at Wheatland Farm's Devon Eco Lodges

We’re thrilled to find Wheatland Farm listed this morning in a Guardian Top Ten list of eco friendly places to stay in Europe.

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Clover Lawns Around The Eco Lodges

A clover lawn outside Balebarn Eco Lodge at Wheatland Farm, Devon

#30DaysWild no 30. At Wheatland Farm we’ve been easing off the path mowing just for a week or so, and here’s the result – clover lawns around the eco lodges that the bees are loving.

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View From Honeysuckle Eco Lodge

View from Honeysuckle Eco Lodge at Wheatland Farm, Devon

#30DaysWild no 25. We’re taking a moment to enjoy the view from Honeysuckle Eco Lodge while we get it ready for this weekend’s guests. And we’re enjoying the visitors to the bird feeder too.

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Woodpeckers Feeding Their Young

Shows a male great spotted woodpecker and its begging chick at Wheatland Farm, Devon

#30DaysWild no 18. The Great Spotted Woodpecker has brought its baby to the Wheatland Farm bird feeders. Here’s a clip of the adult collecting some food and taking it to feed the young bird waiting in the relative safety of the vegetation.

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A ‘first’ Scarce Chaser for North Devon

Shows a female scarce chaser perched at Wheatland Farm, Devon

How exciting! #30DaysWild no 16, the Devon dragonfly recorder confirms that this beautiful beast, which we found yesterday, is a Scarce Chaser, and is the first record for the North Devon region.

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Funky Green Spider

Shows a small green spider on lichen at Wheatland Farm, Devon

#30DaysWild no 13 this startlingly green spider was spotted on stonework as we hung up the acres of washing from our eco lodge ‘change over’ day. Small is beautiful – if a little creepy. Or at least creepy crawly.

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Skylarks, a Dartmoor run and a day out from Wheatland Farm

Shows runners on a Dartmoor track

#30DaysWild no 12. Ian’s wild moment today was a fell run across the north moor above Meldon reservoir, Dartmoor.

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