Interested in nature friendly farming, land management, and restoration?
Interested in connecting more deeply to your natural environment?
Join us for a day engaging with and participating in an upland, organic farm in the Lake District. Nature is at the centre of our farming practice, combining new and traditional methods that support and restore biodiversity. Our land includes field pasture, hay meadows, ancient oak woodland, and upland fell. We stock a small number of sheep, native longhorn cattle, poultry, bees, and Tamworth pigs.
During the day, there will be a tour of the farm, a woodland ecology workshop and a traditional skill session e.g. dry stone walling. We are beginning a woodland project to restore traditional and ecological practices to allow sustainable and resilient land management. By incorporating the woodland as a productive part of the farm, we will increase the diversity of incomes and steward a sustainable mosaic of habitats. We value participation in land practices to create a better understanding of farming sustainably, whilst highlighting the benefits of connecting with nature for our wellbeing and, in turn, nature’s wellbeing.
These events are open to everybody, above the age of 18 (16+ with a responsible adult), however please consider this is a working farm (with uneven surfaces and some walking) so a level of phyiscal fitness is required. If you feel you have additional needs please get in touch and we will try to accomodate you. Please no dogs (except guide dogs).
Parking is very limited at the farm. We ask that you try to arrive by bus and we will meet you at Monk Coniston bus stop, down the hill from the farm. There is a (paid) car park called Monk Coniston next to the lake which is a 5 minute walk from the meeting point. We encourage arriving by bike – you have the incentive of extra cake! Specific details and more accurate location are shared in your confirmation email.
If you can no longer attend, please let us know so we can offer your space to someone else.
Any questions, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Funding for this event has been provided by the Farming in Protected Landscapes (FiPL) programme from DEFRA. FiPL gives funding to projects that work to restore nature and mitigate climate change, provide opportunities for people to discover the landscape, and support sustainable farm businesses.