Visit an organic farm

South Penquite Farm, Cornwall

South Penquite is a 80 hectare working hill farm situated high on Bodmin Moor. The farm welcomes visitors and camping is available during the summer months. Come and explore this beautiful organic farm, which is exceptionally rich in both wildlife and archaeological remains.

Organic livestock

The farm keeps Cheviot sheep and Galloway cows. They are hardy hill breeds that are able to thrive on hill grazing and have strong mothering instincts. The Galloway cows are then crossed with a shorthorn bull to produce a popular crossbreed known as the Bluegrey. Tasty beef and lamb produced on the farm can be delivered direct to your door via a meat box scheme.

Wildlife and conservation

South Penquite is improving the wildlife habitats on the farm. Organic management and a countryside stewardship scheme are helping to preserve species-rich pasture, moorland and habitats for the golden plover. Otters can be found in the river and although they are secretive, you may be able to find their tracks or ‘spraint’. The farm is working with the Westcountry Rivers Trust to enhance riparian habitats and educate people about their importance.

History and archaeology

The farming history of South Penquite can be traced back over 4000 years to the Bronze Age hut settlement and ‘reeves’ (prehistoric field patterns). Later farming systems are evident in the Cornish stone banks and hedgerows, some of which are currently being restored.

Visitors, education and LPG gas

As well as camping, there are facilities for field studies and educational groups to come and learn about conservation, organic farming and the local environment. Please ring and let us know your requirements. The farm is also able to offer campers and visitors an on-farm LPG filling point for their vehicles. Apart from the significant environmental benefits, it also offers visitors the option of cheaper, cleaner motoring. All  thanks to the support of Calor Gas.  

Arranging a visit   

Contact the farm to arrange your visit or camping trip.  

How to get there   

By road: Please contact the farm to arrange your visit. From the A30, take the turn for St Breward. Follow this road across the moor for about two miles ignoring all turns to the right or left until you see South Penquite farm lane on your right.  
By bike: Find your route on the Sustrans website         

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