Briercliffe is a grass farm of approx 150 acres. Despite the pressures of modern agriculture the original pattern of small fields has been maintained, primarily divided by drystone walls. There are also some ditches and holly/hawthorn field boundaries. The farm currently carries 300 breeding sheep and 50 rearing cattle. The breeds of livestock are particularly diverse and visitors will be able to compare characteristics of rare, pedigree and commercial livestock. Lambs and calves are born mainly in April and May. Land management is to move away from intensive agriculture to a more extensive system allowing regeneration of natural grassland.