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hipsters harvesting
livestock care
dry stone walling
Learning about the livestock
Green fingers
Practical skills
Reep what you sow
Making friends with the livestock
Get savvy with DIY
Planning the vegetable gardens
University students

Cronkshaw Fold provides the ideal venue for fieldwork students looking to undertake a case studies on the subjects of land management, conservation, habitat management, countryside management, low input farming practices and the RSPCA '5 freedoms' farming philosophy.


If you are looking to teach your class a specific topic not mentioned above that you feel our farm could offer, please drop us an email to and we can discuss the possibilities of arranging a bespoke visit for your students. 


Along with acting as a fieldtrip venue Cronkshaw Fold offers an ideal work experience placement for students considering careers within conservation, veterinary care, livestock management, gardening, woodland management and other agricultural related disciplines. Students interested in undertaking a placement with us should send a 250 word cover letter outlining why they want to work here on the farm and how it will benefit their career choices. A CV including extra curricular as well as academic activities should also be submitted along with an outline of dates and times the student would attend the placement. Applications should be sent to Dot McCarthy at





We accept bookings year round. We offer first time group leaders visiting our farm a free pre visit to meet the farm staff, have a look round and discuss any particular objectives you'd like to achieve during your visit. To request a visit please email us if you would like to arrange a pre visit or get some more information prior to submitting a booking form.




We have a minimum charge of £75 for a half day visit and £142 for a full day visit, which includes 6 students. There is an additional charge of £7.50 per student thereafter. 

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