Old Mill Farm

Lower rolling farmed and settled slopes

This type occupies the transitional slope immediately above the flat river valleys and tributaries of the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).


  • Gently rolling landform, sloping up from valley floor
  • Variable size fields with wide, low boundaries and irregular pattern
  • Pastoral land use, often with wooded appearance
  • Many hedgerow trees, copses and streamside tree rows
  • Settled, with varied building ages, styles and settlement size
  • Much use of stone
  • Winding lanes, often with very tall earth banks
  • Streams and ditches
  • Tranquil and intimate