Visit an organic farm

Mill Bank Farm, East Sussex

Mill Bank Farm is a 110 acre farm lying in the rolling Sussex countryside, near the town of Battle. The farm has a herd of beef cattle, many wildlife habitats and hosts a range of educational visits.

Sussex cattle and other farm animals

The farm keeps approximately 40 head of beef cattle on the farm. The Sussex is a native breed well suited to the area and graze the land from spring until late autumn. They are housed in a barn over winter. The farm rears some weaner pigs during the summer, a small flock of chickens, horses and a neighbour grazes his sheep on the land at certain times of the year.

Wildlife habitats

The farm slopes down to the Hooe Levels marshland along the edge of the river Waller's Haven. Scrapes on the marsh have been created to provide habitats for wading birds such as lapwing, redshank and snipe. Yellow wagtail and teal duck can also be seen. Hedgerow restoration and wildflower meadows are also being created, all under Defra's HLS conservation grant scheme. Brown hare are also found on the farm.

Educational visits

The farm offers bespoke educational visits and the farm aims to provide a day out of the classroom that will inspire children in many areas of their learning. A new classroom has been built and all sessions are led by a qualified teacher – covering all ages. Contact the farm for details.  

How to get there   

The farm is situated on the B2095 in the village of Hooe, near Battle.  

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