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Woodah Farm

Woodah Farm is the base for DWT’s South Devon Reserves team. Please note Woodah Farm is only open to the public for special events.

The old farmhouse and its beautifully renovated barns is the base for DWT’s South Devon Reserves team and supports a now well-established programme of volunteer development. Woodah hosts conservation training activities and is used by a range of local conservation and community groups, such as Orchard Link, the Devon Rural Skills Trust, the Devon Hedge Group, to name but a few.


Woodah Farm is only open to the public for special events. Keep an eye out for events on our What's On pages. 


Woodah Farm was a gift to the Trust from Derrick Taylor, former Hon Treasurer at DWT.


The Cattle Barn and Linhay Barn were developed with a generous legacy from local Dartmoor resident and wildlife lover, Phoebe Wortley-Talbot and funding from the Dartmoor Sustainable Development Fund. These gifts have allowed us to train hundreds of conservation volunteers and engage thousands of people with our work.


Parking is limited and facilities are rustic and in keeping with the rural, unspoiled nature of the site.


How to get to Woodah Farm:

Woodah Farm


From the north: from M5 continue on A38 Devon Expressway signposted Plymouth, Torquay. At the Shell Kennford Services, bear right uphill onto the A38 (signposted Plymouth). At top of the hill, turn left (signposted Dunchideock, Exeter Racecourse). Turn right at the mini roundabout and continue along road through Haldon Forest for 2 miles. Turn left (signposted Doddiscombsleigh) and after half a mile, turn right into Tick Lane. Follow road for approx one mile until you reach Doddiscombsleigh. Continue downhill through village, just beyond last house (which is thatched) on your right, the turning to Woodah Farm is on left.


From the south: Turn left off A38 onto B3344 (signposted Chudleigh Knighton). Turn immediately right onto B3193 Teign Valley road to Dunsford. After approx 4 miles at Teign House Inn, turn right (signposted Doddiscombsleigh). Drive over bridge across river and continue up hill. The turning to Woodah Farm is on your right just before reaching the village. 

Species and habitats

Marbled White, Fallow Deer, Green Woodpecker

Nearby nature reserves

Woodah Farm Rural Skills Centre
0 miles - Devon Wildlife Trust
Scanniclift Copse
1 miles - Devon Wildlife Trust
3 miles - Devon Wildlife Trust

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Woodah Farm
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SX 84736 86746
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Only open during special public events.
56.00 hectares

Only open during special public events.
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Devon Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01392 279244