Around Cockington Village

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Although minutes from the busy town of Torquay, Cockington is a quaint, well-preserved and protected village of mainly thatched houses. Outside the village and area of the main house, even on weekends in the peak season you will find few people on this tranquil walk.

Our walk takes us along the water meadow that provided lush grazing in bygone years and through the village, before heading up a ridge between two valleys of typically English countryside.

We pass Warren Barn, a rare 1850 example of an 'out farm', a set of barns at the edge of the farm that would house the corn and threshing equipment to save farm workers having to transport the crop back to the main farm and to leave the hay near to the animals.

Walking back through woodland, we pass the well-preserved Gamekeeper's Cottage and lakes before exiting via the main gate and retracing our steps along the water meadow.

There are three points where a detour may be made to visit the main house: historic Cockington Court with its rose garden, organic kitchen garden (veg for sale in season) and craft shops, many of which have craftsmen making their wares while you watch. There are also many other woodland paths that may be explored, so that several hours may be spent here. Horse-riding treks around the park are also available. Dogs are welcome in all parts of the walk.

England - South West England - Devon - Countryside

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, National Trust, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, Stately Home, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
13/10/2012 - Deryck Shead

A beautiful village, well worth a visit,

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