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Nature Trail And Exmoor Ponies

Mahorall Farm Nature Trail

In 2006 we received a grant from the Heritage Lottery to build a nature trail on our favourite route across the farm. The route crosses the farm through many types of landscapes including open pasture, orchards, streams, a valley, woodland and our 12 acre wildlife site.

The nature trail is free to visitors and a leaflet is available at the farm shop to enable people to easily follow the route. The leaflet contains information regarding what to look for at different times of the year.

The complete walk takes approximately an hour to complete and there is a map on the leaflet as well as waymarking posts on the route.Nature Walk

The walk is easy and there are no stiles to clamber over however there are some steps and slopes which may well be slippery in wet weather. We do not advise people to use the route in windy weather as the route passes through some old woodland.

Small children must be supervised at all times and dogs must be on leads at all times.

Now if you are very lucky you might see 3 very special ponies on your walk. These ponies look after our wildlife site as they do not eat the wildflowers and prefer the rougher types of grazing.

Fly!The Exmoors

The Exmoor Ponies

They are called Duncan, Tabasco and Taboo and they are Exmoor ponies. The Exmoor is considered the oldest pure breed pony in Britain. They are 'free living' and are particularly hardy and able to withstand all weathers. They are 'endangered' on the Rare Breeds Survival Trust List.There are less than 1000 left worldwide!

The ponies have lovely characters and are very happy on the farm indeed. They have just under 20 acres where they call home on the farm. The area comprises of a Shropshire Wildlife Trust Site (approx 11 acres), scrub, woodland, and open pasture. Their water supply is a stream and have plenty of places to hide and to find shelter and shade.

 

To find out a list of the wildflowers we have on the farm click here