Aclands Allotment is a 400ha upland farm (approx 400 metres above sea level). The area shows evidence of human habitation from before the bronze age. In the early 1900s, approximately 95% of the area was moorland. Since then significant areas have been ploughed, fertilised, reseeded and agriculturally improved. However, the Exmoor Mire Restoration Project is working in the area to block moorland drains and improve the condition of blanket bog. Aclands is a key monitoring site for this project. The farm keeps a flock of 500 hill ewes and a herd of 40 suckler cows.