The farm as it is today was established in 1880. For many years it provided a variety of produce for the area: veg, milk, butter and oats, but by the 1980s it had steamlined to just cattle and sheep as supermarkets took over and people bought for convenience.
Today we are trying to return to a more mixed farm as people now recognise the importance of looking after the environment, eating local food and supporting local farms. Currently we sell lamb, pork, turkey and veg to local and visiting customers.
The ecology of the farm is very important to it's survival. We ensure drystone walls are maintained which offers good shelter to stock and insects as well as providing a good perch for the numerous buzzards on the farm. The shelter belts are home to variety of wildflowers and trees: beech, oak, hazel, ash, copper beech and sycamore and there are two pairs of lesser spotted woodpeckers who live there. Red squirrels have recently made their home in our pine forest and in the hill grazings you will spot hen harriers, golden eagles and a wide range of species rich grassland plants.
For this reason we ask that people do not drive their vehicles off road, or camp in any of the fields. As we are surrounded by forest we also ask that people do not make campfires of any sort either adjacent to the farm or forest. Responsible wild camping on the hill, however 1st July - 10th February we manage deer and cull them by shooting so it is adviseable to phone us to see if we are stalking that day 01854 612471.