We're on the Telly!
On Monday November 11th at 7.30pm tune in to BBC North West and BBC1 HD to watch 'Dot's Farm' - a documentary about summer 2019 on the farm. It features some of our money making schemes to save up for a wind turbine, from Goat yoga to Farm weddings! Watch on BBCi player here.
COMING SOON: More Goat Yoga experiences!
Goat Yoga?! Yes, it is a bit bonkers - but it's also amazingly fun! All the profits are going towards helping our farm to transition to renewable technology and lower carbon farming models. Subscribe below to get the event dates when they come out later this week.
November - December 2019: Sheepdog puppy encounters
BOOK NOW - Sheepdog puppy encounters
Our lovely sheepdog Floss had a litter of Pups in October. Book in for a working sheepdog experience to meet Floss, watch a sheepdog demonstration and meet the pups. All the profits from this event are going towards investing in renewable power technologies. Click here to book!
Welcome to Cronkshaw Fold
Located in the beautiful Alden Valley, Cronkshaw Fold is a traditional hill farm with a passion for environmentally friendly farming, animal welfare and teaching about the importance of sustainable agriculture. We run educational visits, host visitors for farm holidays and in 2019 we're trying our hand at hosting weddings, too!
We farm poultry, meat goats and sheep alongside our kitchen gardens, fish pond and broadleafed woodland. We use sustainable farming practices that promote a healthy environment, care for the countryside, increase local wildlife and preserve traditional rural skills such as dry stone walling, hedge laying, coppicing and companion planting.
All of our livestock are farmed in line with the RSPCA "5 freedoms" philosophy and have access to large outdoor spaces for grazing and foraging during fair weather including species rich mowing meadows. They also have indoor weatherproof accommodation for poor weather.
Climate change is something we are very concerned about. We have a great sense of urgency to do all we can to prevent our contribution towards emissions and help our visitors do the same. This includes working towards changing our current farming practices in order to grow produce with a lower carbon footprint. We are also working hard to raise money to invest in renewable power technologies so we can produce and store energy on site.
Where are we?
Cronkshaw Fold Farm & study centre