Lee Barton Farm; walks, fishing, children's Play Field
farm has an ancient history, originally a farming settlement founded by
monks. Pleasant walks on this working dairy and crop farm.
Or try your hand at the free carse fishing. Birds and other wildlife are
drawn to the farms ponds & woodland. See if you can identify
the different varieties of animals and birds including woodpeckers,
kingfishers, sometimes a heron and even perhaps the occasional badger
or fox. A few minutes walk from the barn conversion holiday cottages
is the ancient carp pond used by monks in the12th cent (one of the
oldest such ponds in the country & featured on a T.V. programme).
This pond has been set aside as a natural reserve, sometimes playing
host to migratory ducks. The fishing pond is used
for coarse fishing, stocked during 2003 and 2004 with rudd, tench and carp.
Usually can catch lots of fish, but mostly small. Instead of fishing why
not use the location to enjoy a picnic! Enjoy the footpath walks
through the farms woods and circular walks linking to local
footpaths. Take the lane from the farm down through Coombe Valley,
finishing at the beach at Duckpool, a less well known and quieter
good sandy beach with magnificent scenery.
|The old Monks Pond- set aside Nature pond||Coarse fishing pond||Coarse fishing pond|
|Coarse fishing pond||Coarse fishing pond||Farm Play Field|
|Farm Play Field||Enjoy walks amidst the farm's woods||Enjoy walks amidst the farm's woods|
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