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Accomodation reopened

Choose between Alden Shepherd's hut, The Old Farm office, Coven Treehouse and our Woodland Yurt self catering accommodations. Want an environmentally friendly, low carbon footprint eco holiday? We're your jam - and the money you spend here helps us invest in more environmentally friendly farming practices. Click here to see our accommodations.

'Farmers eye view' 
Virtual farm tour
Farm toddler group returns!

Book a virtual farm tour and virtually do our farm jobs with us via live stream video. Feed the hens, collect the eggs, check the goats and meet our sheepdogs, all from the comfort of your home! You'll have the chance to ask questions throughout. Sessions run daily, cost £18 with an unlimited number of participants and last for 20 minutes. Click here to book.

Love goats? Need a stretch? Multitask and spend some time hanging out with our goats while doing a spot of yoga. Book a spot on one of our public sessions for £25 (group sizes are limited in line with COVID) or book a private class for you and yours - perfect for a goat lovers birthday treat! £145 for 6 people. Click here for more info and to book a spot

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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 host environmentally friendly weddings in our barn, too.


We farm poultry, meat goats and sheep alongside our kitchen gardens, honey bees 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







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