FREE Guided Countryside Walks
Monday, 8th July
Friday, 9th August
Thursday, 26th September
Advanced booking essential - ring 01629 810912 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The walks last about one and a half hours and take you through Haddon Estate parkland, currently being restored under Natural England's Higher Level Stewardship scheme and being grazed organically. A chance to visit areas not normally accessible to the general public. Guided Countryside Walks can also be booked for private groups of up to 20 at a small charge.
Sensible footwear advised. Sorry, no dogs allowed.
In March 2009 the Estate took back in hand 336 acres of the Home Farm around Haddon Hall. We are managing the entire farm organically; restoring and extending the medieval park around Haddon Hall; managing wild flower rich water meadows along the banks of the Wye and Lathkill Rivers; keeping a herd of rare breed Longhorn Cattle and a flock of native breed sheep; restoring the orchard at Haddon Hall and planting a new one; and growing our own organic arable crops for feed.
We have been granted Natural England’s High Level Scheme (HLS) status, the highest conservation farming status; and have converted to Soil Association organic status.
The Estate is being advised by the National Trust land agent for the region and the Senior Countryside & Economy Adviser from the Peak District National Park. Home Farm itself is now managed on a day to day basis by Gareth Bown