A real working farm on the outskirts of Barnsley, hosting educational access visits from schools, universities and special interest groups. The farm grows milling wheat, feed barley, oilseed rape and has a small flock of sheep. Environmental stewardship has been a major element of the farms management since the 1980’s. Visits are farmer led and tailored to the interests of each group.
Come and see how the crops are grown that go to the millers and bakers who then supply the shops and supermarkets. See how the hedges and margins are managed to support and encourage wildlife or look at the machinery, discuss what it does with the possibility of a sit in a tractor! Take part in some of our hands-on activities designed to support the topics covered in the visits, or how about some applied maths? Such as working out how much seed we need to buy to plant a square meter, a field or the whole farm.
Farm visits are hosted from our recently restored 16th century cruck barn. We do our utmost to cater for all requirements providing a risk assessment and strongly encouraging a pre visit from group leaders to discuss and plan all aspects of the intended visit.