When our guests arrive at the yurt camp they often ask me about ideas for local places of interest to visit and explore. I often recommend a visit to Paignton Zoo which is approximately 7 miles from the yurt camp. The Zoo is immovative and well run and extremely popular and is a great family day out. I personally recently visited the zoo over the February half term with my own family and we were delighted to see the 3 week old baby giraffe pictured here. The zoo is surrounded by beautiful grounds with some animals such as lemur running free, and large open enclosures and exhibits with many unusual birds, reptiles, as well as the usual lions and tigers, elephant and zebra and even a crocodile swamp. It is definitely worth a visit if you are interested in wildlife and conservation.
Another week of stormy weather has left parts of the Uk particuarly in the south west of England under flood water, coupled with a battering from the gale force winds. The news is full of the misery of people who have lost their homes and belongings to the diabolical and sustained stormy weather. Our yurt camp has been unscathed by all the bad weather, however the fields are very soggy at the moment and we are hoping for some much drier weather soon so that we can put our yurts back up ready for the 2014 glamping season.
Well its officially the wettest January since records began. The weather in Devon is usually warmer than many places in the UK and the South Hams and Torbay is often called the English Riviera, however we have like many places in the south west been suffering under the deluge of persistent rain, winds and generally unsettled weather. Fortunately the yurt camp is situated in a very sheltered part of our fields and during the winter the yurts are safely stored away in one of our barns. The damp weather is not putting off our guests and we are getting enquiries and bookings already, and the camp will be open again in March.
Liz Jeffery - owner of Hemsford Yurt camp