Visit an organic farm

Low Luckens and Whiteholme Farms, Cumbria

On the River Lyne in north-east Cumbria, Low Luckens and Whiteholme Farms are surrounded by beautiful countryside, with views of the Bewcastle fells, Pennines and Lake District. The two farms are run as a single unit of 90 hectares producing breeding cattle, beef, sheep and pigs.

Livestock

The farm has traditional breeds of cattle, sheep and pigs, including black Galloway cattle and Gloucester old spot pigs. The livestock matures naturally and slowly to give an outstanding flavour. Meat is prepared ready for the freezer at the on-farm butchery. Visitors can buy it at the farms or have it delivered to their homes.

Conservation

The River Lyne, with its wooded banks and riverside meadows, winds for more than a mile along the edge of the farm. A footpath follows its course, branching up the wooded tributaries to the top of Whiteholme where there are fine views to the Cumbrian fells and the Solway plain. There is a continuing programme to restore old hedgerows and plant new hedges on both farms.

Visits

The organic resource centre is open every day of the week. It is an old farm building converted into a small visitor centre with displays and information. Guided farm and conservation walks are available for groups by prior arrangement. Accommodation is available at the organic resource centre for visitors who want to work on the farms. The farm can also be used as a holiday base.  

How to get there   

By road: Take the Longtown road out of Brampton (A6071). Cross the traffic light bridge and after Newtown, turn right at the signpost for Hethersgill and Roadhead. Go straight over crossroads at Hethersgill and after a mile, keep straight on where the main road bears right and follow signpost to Shankhill and Mallsburn. Turn right at Shankhill school crossroads (signed to Mallsburn and Baileyhead). After half a mile, turn left at T-junction (signed Roadhead), then immediately right (signed Low Luckens). Follow to the end of the small tarmac lane keeping left to the farm.  
By bike: Find your route on the Sustrans website         

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