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Cronkshaw Fold Farm

Cronkshaw Fold Farm

Our traditional hill farm is situated in the beautiful Alden valley, Rossendale, east Lancashire only 35 minutes from north Manchester.The McCarthy family have been farming and hosting educational visits since 1991. This vibrant busy education centre re-connects children and young people to their food source and gives hands on opportunities with livestock, allotment fruit and vegetable growing, woodland and simple coppice craft and conservation skills. Small residential groups for 'farm school' weeks or day visits are our speciality.


Cronkshaw Fold Farm
Alden Road

Contact Details

Main contact:
Dot McCarthy


  • Coach parking
  • Covered space
  • Disabled toilets
  • Hand washing facilities
  • Toilets

member of FACE

Delivery Items

  • Pre-visit information available
  • Risk assessment
  • Self-guided activities
  • Tailored programmes


whole day visits £7 half day £5 Residential £52 pppd


CEVAS Accredited

This place has CEVAS accredited personnel.

CEVAS stands for Countryside Educational Visits Accreditation Scheme. A nationally recognised accreditation, the scheme offers training for individuals who are working – or plan to work – with groups of school children, young people or clients with additional needs.

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