It makes perfect sense. Click here to choose your fave Goat
Alden Shepherd's hut and The Old Farm office self catering accommodations have reopened for guests! Want an environmentally friendly eco holiday? We're your jam. Click here to find out more.
The 'Rona has stopped our usual big goat yoga classes so we've switched things up in line with new government guidelines. From July we will be running classes again in groups of 5, giving loads of space to social distance from other humans (but not the goats!) Click here for more info and to book a spot
'Farmers eye view'
Virtual farm experience
Bees and honey sales
Book a virtual farm tour and virtually do our jobs with us via live stream video. Feed the hens, collect the eggs, check the goats and sheep for newborn lambs and kids and watch the sheepdogs having a training session, 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.
2019 saw the arrival of Bees at the farm and by late 2020 we will be providing honey to sell locally. Love honey? Sign up to our future honey delivery round to save yourself a jar! Click HERE to be complete our farm produce request form.
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