Things To Do

Nature Walk in Tincleton

Guests are always made welcome and are free to explore the farm. For nature lovers this walk and surrounding area is absolute paradise with miles of beautiful woodland and riverside walks. Fishing platforms have been constructed to enable children (and adults) to learn to fish on private lakes and a nature trail follows the meandering River Frome, renowned for its brown trout and grayling fishing, which is also available to guests by arrangement.

The water meadows are rich in wildlife and the River Frome is now a recognised Site of Special Scientific Interest due to its populations of rare species such as the otter and water vole.

The Nature Trail is not a public right of way and due to its privacy some parts may be obstructed with overgrown vegetation. Please be aware of deep water, slippery footbridges and obviously stinging nettles! The cattle are generally friendly but must be respected especially when there are new born calves. Please abide by the Countryside code and close all gates behind you. All children must be supervised at all times. We hope you enjoy the walk.

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1. HOME POND

Built 1965 and naturally fed by a stream.
Source: 1 mile upstream as chalk springs, also used to grow watercress. Supports all types of wildfowl including Mallard Ducks, Bewick Swans, visiting Canada Geese and Egrit.

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4. RIVER FROME

Now a designated SSSI with many rare species to include Watervoles and Otters. Predominantly fed from Chalk Hills, north of Dorchester, the River is rich in nutrients and well known for its fishing. Sea Trout and Salmon are known to spawn on the river gravels.

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2. WITHY BED

Pond Built 1999 and Stocked with Common and Mirror Carp. Left wild to encourage Teal, Widgeon and other wildfowl.


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5. PAULS MEADOW

This area is known for its Snipe and Teal. Kingfishers fish the shallows for Minnows and Sticklebacks around the Old Sluices and Hatches.

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3. CLYFFE ROOKERY

Native plants include:- Bluebells, Daffodils and Primrose. Roe Deer are common as are Badger sets and Fox earths.


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6. MID MEADOW

During the 1970’s The North Drain was excavated as a flood relief channel for the River Frome. The meadows were drained and levelled & arable crops were grown up until 2002. The meadows have now reverted back to grassland.