Romshed Farm, Kent
This 70 hectare family run farm has a small suckler herd of traditional Herefords, a flock of mainly Lleyn sheep, two Saddleback sows, Octavia and Bella, and a small flock of laying hens. During the summer they produce batches of huge, tasty table chickens and duck. The entire farm is managed under Higher Level Stewardship with wildlflower meadows, low input clover rich leys and cereals grown to encourage the farmland birds. Skylarks sing above the fields all year round.
The farm is part of the Food For Life Scheme and offers educational visits. An exceptional collection of historic farm buildings provide a dry space but the emphasis is on being outside and learning about organic farming and wildlife. The farm welcomes group visits, by appointment only, and has a few open days throughout the year, including for Open Farm Sunday.
How to get there
The farm is 3 miles south of Sevenoaks and just north of Hildenborough. There are lovely walks in the area and a footpath crosses the farm. Public transport is not good although the walk from Sevenoaks station is beautiful, crossing Knole Park and takes about 1.5 hours. By car or bike, the farm is just off the B245 on Bank Lane, Underriver.