Could Messy Gardening Save the Planet?

Can we help the planet by doing virtually nothing in our own back gardens? At Dittiscombe Estate we've been rewilding a previously farmed valley for over 20 years. Find out if the proof is in the oak tree!
Wildflower bank in Devon

The Secret World of a Devon Hedgerow

Devon hedgerows burst with wildflowers between April and July, so it's a perfect time to enjoy these abundant displays. But they are also wonderful wildlife corridors and areas of true biodiversity. A walk or cycle along a Devon green lane will be a journey of discovery!
South Devon Lanes

Devon Lanes and the Art of Mindfulness

The lanes are a very special feature of our South Devon landscape. The transition from fast roads to single-tracked lanes is the sign that your holiday has really started!
Start Bay Information Board

The Great Short Break Escape!

This is a great time to take a short break. Prices are lower, beaches are empty, and the logs are piled high ready for an evening snuggled up in front of the woodburner with a good book!
Boats at Hallsands beach

Start Bay: Stories Old & New

Ruth took a closer look at the sweeping beaches of Start Bay near Dittiscombe and found a wealth of interesting geological formations; secret wartime stories; piracy; the lost village of Hallsands, and wild weather.
Sherman tank at Torcross

Exercise Tiger - a visit to Torcross

'Exercise Tiger' was one of several assault rehearsals conducted…