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“Fun in the sun - or even the rain”

Borough Farm Sheepdog and Falconry Displays
Ranked #6 of 17 things to do in Woolacombe
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed June 14, 2014

We visited the sheepdog and falconry display at Borough Farm (again - we went last year) twice during the last couple of weeks. The first evening was one of torrential rain and the display was held undercover. At least we were undercover - the dogs and the shepherd worked in the rain. We were warmly welcomed and although there was only a few who braved the rain it was fun evening, well presented and thought out. It began with the bird display, although they didn't want to play too much undercover, which was very interesting and very good. The sheepdogs followed with the sheep and then with some Indian runner ducks - with a mind of their own. Full marks to Alfie who kept them under control. Lots of interaction with the audience and involvement of the children who were there. At the end of the evening Mist was brought out to say hello and for photos.

The second evening was a lovely warm summer's evening and the display was held outdoors. Again a fun evening following the format of the previous week and it was lovely to see the birds in flight enjoying the open air and the sheepdogs with a larger area to work in. The last part of the show with the shepherd sending two dogs out to the horizon to gather a flock of 600 sheep and bring them back was quite breath-taking. Mist again made an appearance for the children to cuddle and photograph.

A Shepherd's hut served teas and coffees and the most delicious cakes you can imagine.

Thank ysggem
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