Visit an organic farm

Elm Farm, Berkshire

Elm Farm is a 96 hectare organic farm in Berkshire, belonging to the Organic Research Centre. The farm is rented to a neighbouring organic farmer who rears beef cattle on the grass and cereals grown on the farm.


The farm is also a charitable trust devoted to the development and promotion of organic farming. The centre encourages and helps farmers all over the UK to farm organically by demonstrating organic techniques, providing advice and training, organising events and researching organic food production.

Community involvement

Local people are encouraged to visit Elm Farm through organised events and to use the farm trail. Other local community events include open days and local food fairs.


The public can walk Elm Farm's trail at any time. Farm walks for local groups such as women’s institutes, wildlife and environmental groups, are arranged on a regular basis. Each walk is led by a member of staff and is tailored to suit the specific audience with a small donation requested to help towards costs. Schools should ring to arrange a tailor-made programme to meet specific curriculum targets.  

How to get there   

By bus: The 13 bus goes to Hamstead Marshall from Newbury bus station.
By road: Elm Farm is approximately two miles south of the A4 between Hungerford and Newbury in Hamstead Marshall village, opposite the White Hart Inn. From Hungerford, signs are for Kintbury and Hamstead Marshall. From Newbury, signs are for Marsh Benham and Hamstead Marshall.  
By bike: Find your route on the Sustrans website         

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