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Countryside Stewardship
Church Farm entered the DEFRA Countryside Stewardship Scheme in 2001


The aim is to enhance the wildlife value of the land by careful management

To improve and extend wildlife habitats

Conserve any archaeological site and historic features

Improve opportunities for countryside enjoyment

Restore neglected land or features and create new habitats and landscapes


(click here to read an article about the restoration of our medieval mill pond.)


Church Farm:


Manages its lowland pastures and meadows to increase its wild flower and insect life.


We have planted a new orchard on a previous old orchard site.


Restored a medieval mill pond.

Annually plant spring barley for cirl bunting to feed amongst the winter stubble.

Repaired, restored and replanted hedgerows.

Planted replacement parkland trees - oak and walnut.

Enhanced the educational access to the farm through its website.

Download the Church Farm Information Pack in Adobe Acrobat form.

This pack is designed as an aid for teachers visiting the website and/or farm.

If you need any further information please use the Contact Us button to e-mail us.