We're just 5 minutes off the A38 - but don't trust your sat-nav!
South Devon is well served by the A38 Expressway, and the Husbandry School is a few minutes drive on country lanes just off the A383 exit to Newton Abbot.
However... because there is only an exit on the northbound side of the A38 (dual-carriageway), if you are coming from the Exeter direction you will need to over-shoot slightly and take the first exit to Ashburton, go over the flyover, and then turn back onto the A38 as if returning to Exeter. The next exit signed to Newton Abbot (A383) is the one to take. Once on the A383, and you've gone past the first turning to Bickington on your left, you need to take the first right, sign-posted to Gale.
This is where most sat-navs and Google start to let you down. Google's satellite hasn't photographed this part of Devon for a number of years, so there is no sign of us there, and sat-navs will tend to send you to our near neighbours at Combe Park!
Therefore we strongly recommend you print this page so you can have the map in front of you as you widdle around the lanes having left the A383.
Yes, there are other minor roads that lead to us from the Newton Abbot direction, or backroads from Ashburton, but these are best avoided - please stick to the route indicated on the map.
The last part of your journey is on an unsurfaced track - keep an eye out for our "Liddy Ball" sign-post at the start of this lane.
If you do get a bit lost or unsure then do ring us on our mobiles and we should be able to instantly help. Jonty 07980 253677, Carole 07806 563373.
The X38 bus provides a reliable, fast and reasonably regular service between Exeter and Plymouth, stopping at Ashburton.
There is also the 88 bus service from Newton Abbot to Ashburton, Buckfastleigh, Totnes and Paignton which runs in both directions (hourly service, Mon-Sat) which has a stop on the A383 just at the bottom of the hill from us.
Newton Abbot railway station is well served by trains on the national rail network, with many direct services from London as well as up country all the way to Scotland.
Don't forget, we're here to help and will do what we can to make your journey, and finding us, as easy as possible!
The Husbandry School,
Liddy Ball, Bickington, Devon TQ12 6NZ