The area of the farm and surroundings comprises of low, rolling hills. The geology is predominantly Jurassic, covering the middle to lower Lias and the conservation margin is therefore neutral grassland. Most rock fragments seen at the surface are of ironstone, some of which are rich in marine fossils including the occasional large ammonite. The farm consists of a 42-acre field, which has been in mainly arable cultivation for much of the 20th century. It was originally divided into four fields, but hedges were removed from the 1930s to 1973. One remaining hedge, however, is highly species-rich and may be Saxon in origin. Crops have included wheat, barley, rape, beans and peas.