Farm walks 2014

We have organised a number of farm walks over the coming months throughout the UK. Please see below for more information.

Our series of 25 farm walks covers a broad spectrum of enterprises with the aim of sharing innovation and novel techniques.

These events are open to all farmers and growers (organic or non-organic).

Attendance is free at the farm walk although prior booking is essential. For some of the farm walks, we may invite a guest speakers to present on a specific technical issue. These seminars are optional although a charge may be incurred to cover speaker costs. Please see individual farm walks below for more information.

You can download a full list of farm walks here.

How to book your place

  1. Click on the link for the farm walk you wish to attend - all farm walks are listed individually below in date order. More detailed information about each farm is also included.
  2. Once you have opened the page, simply on click on the "Book your place" button at the bottom of the page.

Farm walk: Helen's Bay Organic Gardens, County Down

04 August 2014

John McCormick, Helen's Bay Organic Gardens, Coastguard Avenue, Bangor, County Down, BT19 1JY

John McCormick established Helen's Bay Organic Gardens in 1991. It is situated on 20 acres of fields adjacent to Belfast Lough in Helen's Bay, Co. Down and is licensed to EU organic standards. It com...

Farm walk: Manor Farmhouse, Wiltshire

06 August 2014

Manor Farmhouse, Biddestone, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 7DH

We breed Pedigree Devon cattle. The suckler herd consists of approximately 40 cows plus half a dozen heifers who run with a polled bull. The farm is entirely self-sufficient in terms of feed with the...

Farm walk: Wortley Hall Walled Garden, South Yorkshire

14 August 2014

Wortley Hall Walled Garden, Wortley Hall, Wortley, South Yorkshire, S35 7DB

Wortley Hall Walled Garden was built in the 1790s by the Earl Of Wharncliffe, Lord Wortley. After WW2 it fell into disrepair. Since 2004 Heeley City Farm has restored the garden using organic methods...

Farm walk: Gazegill Organic Farm, Lancashire

27 August 2014

Gazegill Organic Farm, Dancer Lane, Rimington, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 4EE

A 250 acre LFA farm with a pork, lamb and dairy enterprise, diversification into Education, farm shop, dairy processing, care farm. OELS with HLS options. Walk to include HLS specifics and all divers...

Farm walk: Orchard Organic Farm

02 September 2014

Orchard Organic Farm, Great Park, Stokeinteignhead, Newton Abbot, TQ12 4QR

We are a mixed, family farm situated on the South Devon coast. We specialise in producing high quality organic eggs as well as fruit and vegetables. We have farmed organically in accordance with the ...

Farm walk: Roy Lyttle Limited, County Down

03 September 2014

90 Portaferry Rd, Newtownards, County Down, BT23 8SN

The business started in the early 1980s by Roy and Sheila Lyttle, initially growing on 7 acres at the home farm. At this stage a wide range of conventionally grown crops was grown for several custome...

Farm walk: Macbiehill Farm, Borders

10 September 2014

Bread Matters, Macbiehill Farmhouse, Lamancha, West Linton, Scottish Borders, EH46 7AZ

Bread Matters is best known for its artisan breadmaking courses, held in the Macbiehill Farmhouse baking studio with its wood-fired oven. On their Soil Association certified five-acre smallholding in...

Rijk Zwaan UK Organic Open Days and Technical Event

17 September 2014

Hunstile Organic Farm, Goathurst, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA5 2DQ

The Rijk Zwaan UK organic open day is now an annual fixture in the growers calendar. This year, the Soil Association are delighted to have teamed up with Rijk Zwaan to introduce a programme of inspir...

Farm walk: Worlds End Farm, Denbighshire

17 September 2014

Worlds End Farm, Plas Uchaf, Worlds End, Llangollen, Denbighshire, LL20 8EH

We will be adding more information about the farm shortly. Soil Association Farm Walk Programme 2014 Following the success of our extensive farm walk programme in 2013, we are delighted to offer a fa...

Farm walk: The Croft, Cumbria

18 September 2014

The Croft, Houghton, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 0LD

We have a herd of pedigree Longhorn cattle and a flock of Mule ewes all meat is sold direct from the farm or at Farmers' markets. I am hoping to enter a share farming agreement next year with a young...
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