Swincombe Farm

Think of Swincombe Farm and an idyllic wild camping spot comes to mind. Lots of walled fields, tumbled down farmhouse and a river nearby. A tranquil spot indeed. There were two farms here, Lower and Upper and plenty of evidence exists of the farm and its layout, with walls, buildings and gateposts everywhere. Another nearby building is known as John Bishop’s House after a hardy Dartmoor worker who toiled in the nearby tin mines.  The Lower farm only recently fell into disrepair and had a roof until the 1960s. There is also a barn building on the site as well


Swincombe farm

A lane through Swincombe farm

And the other way looking back up the lane

Swincombe Farm 3

John Bishop’s House below and the bridge to the right through the trees

Swincombe Farm 4

Upper Swincombe Farm