The Farm

Daniel and Ruby look forward to welcoming you to Seatoller Farm, after taking over in December 2017. Daniel, who has lived at the farm for 15 years, when his parents were the tenants, is a born and bred Cumbrian lad, his passion for the farm and the farms flock of Herdwick and Swaledale sheep is endless. He is keen to educate young children and adults through his farm walks who are interested in the life of a Lakeland hill farmer.

Dan and Ruby both strive to farm the land to encourage wildlife and nature to thrive in this beautiful landscape. Ruby, on the other hand is a Yorkshire lass, and has a background in hospitality and has also recently carried out the renovations to the holiday cottage, craft shop and food barn. Together they make a great team, and plan to make more exciting changes to the farm in the up and coming years, to promote education, wildlife and the products they produce on the farm.

Facilities

Traditional lakeland hill farm
Producing Herdwick Lamb and Rare breed British lop Pork
Wool from Herdwick, Jacob, Swaledale, Valais crosses and rare breed Grey Faced Dartmoor sheep
AppleJacks Food Barn
Ewe Crafty Thing craft shop
Campsite
Cowslip holiday cottage
Organised Farm walks
School Farm visits
Dry Stone Wall experience days

Here at Seatoller, we are striving to increase the value of our flock of sheep. A few years ago, Ruby started making craft items out of the wool, which we now sell in our craft shop. We also sell a selection of our own wool, for you to have a go too.

Last year we had packs of Herdwick lamb burgers made to sell to our campers, which went down a treat. This year, we are opening our food barn, called AppleJacks, to use the meat in various meals, such as pies, wraps, burgers and even pizzas! By selling directly to the customer, it helps to increase the price of the meat, plus you know where your food is coming from, which is the surrounding fells that the Herdwicks graze on throughout the year, your also choosing to eat environmentally friendly farmed meat, which is processed locally, all within 30 miles.

Daniel has always been passionate about taking groups round the farm to educate people about the way a hill farm works, its history and the environmentally friendly ways in which we farm the land. These are pre-organised and can be tailored to your groups needs and even incorporate a homemade shepherds pie afterwards. If you are interested in booking a farm walk, you can email us for more information.

New this year, Daniel is holding 4 dry stone wall experience days, there will be a maximum number of 6 people to ensure you all get the chance to get stuck in.

Theses days include:

  • Bacon butty and a hot drink at AppleJacks
  • The history of walling
  • Demonstration and explanation
  • Homemade pie followed by desert
  • Back on to the fell to have a go yourself
  • Followed by a hot drink and a slice of cake to end the day

For more information, please email us.

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