Low Ploughlands is a small family farm located 10 miles west of Carlisle. The main farm enterprise is organic milk production and it is a registered organic holding. The farm has 71 Ayrshire cows. The farm is situated next to Finglandrigg Wood National Nature Reserve, which is managed by Natural England for its special conservation interest. Lots of the habitats on the farm have similar species to those found on the nature reserve and include the rare Marsh Fritillary butterfly, the red squirrel and lots of farmland birds such as the Yellow Hammer, Curlew, Lapwing and Tree Sparrow.
The farm has a circular permissive access footpath that links up with the nature reserve and takes in a variety of habitats including woodlands, grasslands, wetlands, ancient hedgerows and arable land.