The summer has flown by since our reopening at the beginning of July. We have had around 700 guests over the summer months and we have been lucky that everyone has embraced social distancing and our stringent cleaning regimes. Last weekend we managed to deconstruct 3 of our 4 yurts and put them away safely for next season. The shepherds hut however is still fully booked until November and some lovely guests have been enjoying the mild October weather and enjoying the spectacular colours developing in our trees. We have over the past years planted around 800 trees at the camp, all British native species and this has in turn attracted some interesting wildlife, bats, birds, butterflies and moths, insects and amphibians. The covid pandemic is entering into its second wave and we are wondering how this will affect the local people, the economy and really hope that our guests will stay safe, and adhere to the rules. Fortunately rural Devon has been relatively unscathed by the virus, however we are not taking this for granted and have our own QR code which our guests are asked to scan on arrival. This will assist in the governments track and trace initiative. October has been a beautiful month, with light frosts and some misty cool mornings.
Liz Jeffery - owner of Hemsford Yurt camp