The Whole of Little Dart Raffe has been entered into the Countryside Stewardship scheme. The Farm provides access for educational visits from the DEFRA website at :
where additional information can be obtained.
The Scheme aims to sustain landscape beauty and diversity, to protect and extend wildlife habitats, to conserve archaeological sites and historic features, restore neglected land or features, create new habitats and landscapes and improve opportunities for people to enjoy the countryside. By adapting land management practices, the farmer/land manager can enrich the countryside and give enjoyment to the public
At Little Dart Raffe there is a short permissive path which provides pedestrian access to the northernmost of three Bronze Age barrows (burial mounds) on this holding. This group of barrows are nationally important and as such all three have been designated as Scheduled Ancient Monuments. The top of the barrow affords good views of the surrounding area and provides an ideal vantage point which to view the local landscape.
Wild brown hare is common at Little Dart Raffe, and you may be lucky to see Red Deer and Foxes. We have an abundance of wildlife with many varied species of butterfly and species rich meadow. Hedge restoration and the provision of extended field margins act as a refuge for smaller mammals and allows for a bio diverse habitat to flourish. If you are interested in booking a farm visit please contact Angus or Joy or go through the website link above.
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