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Dorrington Hall Farm

The farm has been on the Countryside Stewardship Scheme and has now moved on to the HLS scheme. The fields are medium sized, mainly of arable origin, dominated by hawthorn hedges, but with some species rich hedges along roadsides. Field and hedgerow trees are mainly ash, oak and elm, with some willows along the watercourses. Marl pits and pools provide additional habitat and there are three large woodlands - one a hazel coppice, and the other two mixed woodlands left to regenerate naturally. This encourages wildflowers, particularly bluebells and wood anenomes. The woodlands also provide habitats for foxes, badgers, small mammals and birds. Fallen trees encourage insects and there are many lichens and fungi. Dorrington Hall Farm was the winner of the Biodiversity category in the  2008 Bayer/FACE awards. The farm has been managed by the Ellsmoor family since 1920.


Dorrington Lane
Nr Crewe

Contact Details

Main contact:
Jane/Steve Ellsmoor
01630 647202


  • Coach parking
  • Disabled toilets
  • Hand washing facilities
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair access

wheelchair access to some areas. Classroom with kitchen facilities. Trailer for younger children.

Delivery Items

  • Pre-visit information available
  • Risk assessment
  • Tailored programmes


No charge is made for the first 25 schools. Thereafter by arrangement


CEVAS Accredited

This place has CEVAS accredited personnel.

CEVAS stands for Countryside Educational Visits Accreditation Scheme. A nationally recognised accreditation, the scheme offers training for individuals who are working – or plan to work – with groups of school children, young people or clients with additional needs.

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