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Dyreoplevelse med værten David

2 timerSprog: Engelsk
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I take groups of up to 10 people on the Tuesday evening Shepherding Walks. I'll meeting you in the car park in Mortehoe. We'll walk a short way to the sheep pens, where I'll show you something of the training of a young sheepdog and talk about what it takes to farm in this challenging environment. Then we'll walk for a couple of miles at a leisurely pace around the Morte Point peninsular, on some of the most spectacular coastal scenery in the South West of England. The Point is owned by the National Trust, and as the tenant farmer, I graze my sheep across the 200 acres amongst the rocks and cleaves, the bracken and heather and to the cliff edge, I couldn't do it without my amazing team of sheepdogs. This year Glen and Mirk will be my top sheepdogs, and on my Shepherding walks you'll see him working far into the distance controlled by my whistle, balanced by his own skills and instinct. A really top sheepdog makes decisions of its own, and often knows far more than I do about working the sheep, and will spot problems unseen by the shepherd.
If the weather permits and the tide is right, we'll see the local seals on the way home. On summers evenings they bask on the rocks, with a haunting call that echos around on still summers evening, We usually take a little over 2 hours for the walk. I hope that it will be an experience that will live long in the memory
I take groups of up to 10 people on the Tuesday evening Shepherding Walks. I'll meeting you in the car park in Mortehoe. We'll walk a short way to the sheep pens, where I'll show you something of the training of a young sheepdog and talk about what it takes to farm in this challenging environment. Then we'll walk for a couple of miles at a leisurely pace around the Morte Point peninsular, on some of the most spectacular coastal scenery in the S…
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Vært på Airbnb siden 2019
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I've been a sheep farmer and sheepdog trainer for the past 35 years, I keep 500 breeding sheep that graze at my home farm and on the coastal ground that I rent for the National Trust.
Sheepdogs are my passion, I compete in sheepdog trials over the summer months and have represented England in International Sheepdog Trials, and over the past 20 years we diversified our farming, hosting weekly Sheepdog and Falconry Displays at the farm, as well as writing books and creating the 'Mist Sheepdog tales' TV series for Channel Five
I love taking people out on these Shepherding Experience walks, talking about shepherding life in this beautiful corner of north Devon, and showing them the work of my dogs. It is here in their natural environment that you can really see just how amazing these dogs really are.
I've been a sheep farmer and sheepdog trainer for the past 35 years, I keep 500 breeding sheep that graze at my home farm and on the coastal ground that I rent for the National Trust.
Sheepdogs are my passion, I compete in sheepdog trials over the summer months and have represented England in International Sheepdog Trials, and over the past 20 years we diversified our farming, hosting weekly Sheepdog and Falconry Displays at the farm, as well as writing books and creating the 'Mist Sheepdog…
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tir. 15. jun.
$36 per person
18.00 - 20.00
Dette tidspunkt er populært
$36 per person
tir. 22. jun.
$36 per person
18.00 - 20.00
Dette tidspunkt er populært
$36 per person
tir. 29. jun.
$36 per person
18.00 - 20.00
Slut dig til 2 andre gæster
$36 per person
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We'll be walking through the pretty ancient village of Mortehoe, past it's 14th century St Mary's church, and onto the 200 acre Morte Point Peninsular. The walking is fairly easy but there are a couple of areas of steep path, so you'll need t be reasonably active, and wear some outdoor footwear

Bedømt 5,0 ud af 5 ud fra 26 omtaler.

Farah
juni 2021
David has great knowledge and enthusiasm about the countryside, sheep and sheep dogs. The setting is beautiful. And we had a lovely group. Would definitely recommend.
Frances
juni 2021
Great experience in a beautiful location! David is very friendly, knowledgeable and talented - was thrilling to watch him and his dogs in action. Location is outstanding. 5 stars :)
Ashley
juni 2021
We had the best time! We lucked out with incredible weather and the views were amazing. We had our 3 and 5 year olds who are used to big walks but not regular hikers. The littlest was carried for the last small stretch... they were tired by the end but it was very doable. Wear comfy shoes, bring water, and enjoy!
We had the best time! We lucked out with incredible weather and the views were amazing. We had our 3 and 5 year olds who are used to big walks but not regular hikers. The littlest…
Jodie
juni 2021
We met with David and the group (a mix of ages, all catered for) promptly at 6pm on a lovely sunny evening and were taken to meet the amazing Glen and Mirk and shown up close how a dog controls a group of sheep. David gave an excellent explanation of the training process and many insights from his own experience. We have only even seen sheepdogs at work on tv before, and this was not something we would have ever thought of doing but we are so glad we did. David made this a very special, memorable experience and we think with all his stories, he should have his own slot on Countryfile!!
We met with David and the group (a mix of ages, all catered for) promptly at 6pm on a lovely sunny evening and were taken to meet the amazing Glen and Mirk and shown up close how a…
Nicola
maj 2021
Absolutely loved our evening with David and the dogs, especially as we got an exclusive tour with it being the first one of the season. The dogs were very impressively trained and it was interesting to learn the different whistle commands for them. Despite the sheep misbehaving, Glen managed to get them to where David wanted them. David has a very insightful knowledge into shepherding having been doing it for over 20 years. We even saw a seal on our way back which David didn’t expect at this time of year! The beautiful weather and clear sky also helped the whole experience!
Absolutely loved our evening with David and the dogs, especially as we got an exclusive tour with it being the first one of the season. The dogs were very impressively trained and…
Graham
september 2020
This was a fantastic and throughly enjoyable experience and easily one of the best uses of £25. A great way to learn something new, explore the local area and support a local farmer. 100% recommend.

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  • tir. 15. jun.
    18.00 - 20.00
    Dette tidspunkt er populært
    $36 per person
  • tir. 22. jun.
    18.00 - 20.00
    Dette tidspunkt er populært
    $36 per person
  • tir. 29. jun.
    18.00 - 20.00
    Slut dig til 2 andre gæster
    $36 per person
  • tir. 6. jul.
    18.00 - 20.00
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  • tir. 13. jul.
    18.00 - 20.00
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Waterproof clothing and outdoor footwear. Sorry no dogs on the Shepherding Walks