The farm, several centuries old, has 35hectares of inbye with extensive hill grazing. Previously in private ownership, and now owned by Cumbria County Council the farm has been tenanted by the same family for 60years. Previous enterprises include dairy farming, suckler cows and sheep. No income has been derived from tourism and the farm continues to survive in spite of this. The current business is approx. 650 hefted Herdwick sheep with an elite flock producing stud rams for sale and to exhibit at local agricultural shows. Some stock is still hand sheared and hay is the preferred conservation crop.