Low Nest - The Farm

The Farm is run by Anthony and Angela as a separate business from the studios.
Angela - email:  info@nestbarn.co.uk     Tel. +44 (0)17687 72156
Anthony - email:  ant@lownestfarm.co.uk

Low Nest Farm comprises 45ha (110 acres) of meadows and pasture lying between 500ft and 700ft above sea level.The land is mainly pasture for grazing cattle and sheep.In earlier years the farm had a dairy herd and one or two acres of arable producing potatos, swedes, kale, barley.

Although 110 acres is about the average size for a Lakeland farm it is too small to produce a worthwhile income and the farm is heavily reliant on EU grants. The main grant is the basic farm payment BPS which is paid at a flat rate, currently  €225 per hectare (about 90 per acre)

Field plan with 1841 field names (from the tithe map)    (page under construction)

Farming in the old days.

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