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Borough Farm Sheepdog and Falconry Displays

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Borough Farm Mortehoe | Woolacombe, Woolacombe EX34 7HE, England
+44 1271 870056
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Brilliant evening

What a fantastic evening. Well worth a visit and would definitely go back. Lots of varied... read more

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andygill007
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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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Brilliant evening

Loved this place! Saw it advertised and thought it sounded good and we were right. Brilliant... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Katy G
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Borough Farm, home of Channel Five's 'Mist-sheepdog tales', has hosted Sheepdog Displays since 1998. Tues, 11am Farmyard Show (July and August) Wed 6pm Sheepdog and Falconry Displays (May-Sept) Thurs 6pm Shepherding Experience walks (May-Sept) For a full list of events please visit the Borough Farm website Shepherd David Kennard hosts Tuesdays Farmyard Show, with an hour of hilarious antics, as Alfie the sheepdog, tells the story of the duck in the castle, with the help of a host of farmyard friends. For Wednesday evenings show David is joined by Exmoor falconer George Pile, with his delightful collection of Kestrels, Owls and Falcons. Sheepdogs Fly, Zola, Alf and Sweep are put through their paces as they work far into the distance, or close at hand in the ring with more Sheepdog and Duck fun All set against the backdrop of the beautiful Borough Valley. With teas, coffees and the finest homemade cakes served at the Borough Farm Shepherd's hut (barbeque too during July and August)and under cover seating for the occasional damp evenings, we hope that your visit to Borough Farm will truly be "an unforgettable country evening" On Thursday evenings David takes small groups on a walk around the stunning Morte Point headland. David has farmed the land for nearly 20 years and this opportunity to watch his top sheepdog Fly working in natural environment is simply breathtaking.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Borough Farm Mortehoe | Woolacombe, Woolacombe EX34 7HE, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a fantastic evening. Well worth a visit and would definitely go back. Lots of varied demonstrations which kept you interested for a good hour and a half

Thank andygill007
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Loved this place! Saw it advertised and thought it sounded good and we were right. Brilliant display by the sheepdogs amazing to see them working close up and all the info given by their owner who was super funny. My daughter got up to help...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Plenty of parking, signposted off main road. We were greeted by David's wife, who sold the tickets and gave us a programme for the evening. We then had the opportunity to buy drinks and some wonderful home made cake before settling down to watch a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a lovely way to spend a sunny warm June evening. Friendly, entertaining, very clever dogs and informative chat. Not to mention the home baked cake! Highly recommended.

Thank Anne H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great evening, the weather was nice which is always a plus but the show itself is well worth seeing. We were staying in Woolacombe and drove past the sign and thought why not, worth a go and we were so pleased we...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

A great fun evening even with our 1 year old and dog in tow - really nice to have activities that we can all enjoy together.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

We went on the walk around Mort point at the beginning of September, and couldn't recommend it more! David was fantastic and started off with an introduction to one of the dogs, Rick, and spent some time explain what was important in a good sheepdog...More

1  Thank Laura E
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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Apparently both dogs and birds have performed better during the Summer but our visit seemed to fall on a night when the dogs didn't want to do as commanded and the falcon didn't want to entertain either? The home made cakes were tasty and the...More

Thank SportyLady1953
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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We got our glad rags on on a Wednesday evening and came on down to the farm, we got there at 5 to have some hot dogs, these weren't quite ready so we ended up having some cupcakes first which were lovely then went back...More

Thank Kate H
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

I have to admit that I wasn't looking forward to a sheep dog and falconry display as I thought I had seen a few but hey, how wrong was I. Myself and my family had a thoroughly entertaining evening as did the rest of the...More

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Libby M
10 September 2016|
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Response from SportyLady1953 | Reviewed this property |
We paid £10 for two people and it started at 6 pm and finished by 8 pm
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Jaxhunt01
27 March 2016|
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Response from davidatborough | Property representative |
Dogs on leads are welcome at the shows at Borough Farm, but not on the Shepherding walks hope to see you during the summer kind regards David
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John H
7 June 2015|
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Response from davidatborough | Property representative |
Thank you for your e-mail We are not an open farm, but open for Sheepdog and Falconry displays on Wednseday evenings at 6pm. Price is £5-50 adults, £3 Child. Our Farmyard shows are held on Tuesday mornings, 11am July 7th to... More
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