Come and see life down on Miller Place farm 15 July
Hardy fell sheep, wildlife, pastures, flower rich hay meadows and a traditional welcome are all on offer when Miller Place Farm, Lorton opens its doors to the public to host a farm event on Sunday 15 July.
Miller Place sits in Lorton Vale and has grazing rights on Buttermere and Brackenthwaite Common. Pauline Blair is welcoming the public to this special event as part of Farming Landscapes where participants can enjoy an afternoon starting with a talk about the farm and surrounding area, followed by a walk where a traditional farming system has been followed to enhance the environment for both wildlife and plant life.
Pauline said, “My aim is to show a way forward for genuinely sustainable hill farming, using common ground, but without the use of artificial fertilizer or extra feed.” This event is an opportunity to hear from Pauline on how this work is progressing.
The event at Miller Place (grid ref: NY163236) starts at 1pm on Sunday 15 July and will last for about 2 hours. Children are welcome. Waterproofs, walking boots or wellies are advised as well as sun cream and water. Sorry but no dogs. No booking required.
The Farming Landscapes Project is a joint initiative between Friends of the Lake District and the Cumbria Farmer Network, which aims to raise awareness of local produce and the link between farming, food and the landscape.
For more information about Farming Landscapes events see: www.farminglandscapes.com