Frequently Asked Questions
Can I just turn up at the farm?
No, we are not an Open Farm and operate a Pre-Booking system only for all Experiences and Treks.
Do the treks and experiences run every day?
No, we only run treks and experiences on specific days. If you can not see the date you would like please get in touch to see if we can create a bespoke trek for you. firstname.lastname@example.org
How far in advance should I book?
No specific timescale. If you have a date in mind then we recommend you check availability as soon as you can. We do try to accommodate short notice bookings, even on the same day of enquiry, but it is best to book in advance if possible.
Is it suitable for children?
Our sheep treks are suitable for children of all ages, children under the age of 12 will need to share a sheep with a paying adult. Children under 16 years of age will need to be accompanied by a paying adult.
What is the Maximum number of people on a trek or experience?
Our general weekly treks are limited to a maximum of 8 people.
Experience days are limited to a maximum of 6 people.
However, if you are interested in booking a larger group please get in contact as this can be organised.
Can I bring other people with me to take photo’s even if they don’t want to do the experience or trek?
Yes. However, everyone who comes with you must be booked in and have paid. For the sheep walking options, everybody is part of the experience even if they do not wish to walk a sheep, just like at a theme park where everybody pays for entry, as everybody benefits and gains from the experience. If you would like to join a sheep trek without a sheep there is a £15 charge please select the correct ticket type when booking. Bystanders are not accepted on other experiences.
What do I wear?
Outdoor clothing appropriate to the time of year is recommended. Trousers are best for trekking not shorts or skirts as your legs require protection from the environment such as bushes/ nettles etc on tracks and bridleways. Casual outdoor clothing such as walking trousers, light weight trousers etc are great, jeans are not the best if the weather turns wet. Always bring a waterproof coat just in case of wet weather. In the colder months, gloves, hats etc are a good idea and plenty of layers to keep you warm.
What footwear is required?
Good substantial footwear is very important. Walking boots, wellingtons, strong trainers are the best. as we cross a number of streams during the experiences. You need footwear which supports you and offers you grip, as some of the terrain on the treks is very un even and can be on occasions very wet and muddy. Fashion boots and plimsolls are not appropriate, neither are sandals or opened toes shoes.
How can I access the farm via Public Transport?
We do not have a direct link to public transport. The nearest bus stops approximately 3 miles from the farm.
I would like to organise a special occasion Trek. Would this be possible?
Yes! If you let us know what your occasion you wish to celebrate, birthday, anniversary, Hen Party, Stag Party or anything you wish! Just contact us and we can discuss your specific requirements.
Do you do corporate bookings?
Yes, we can arrange a trek or experience for either team building / interaction purposes or simply as a ‘reward’ to treat your employees!
Do you provide refreshments?
Dependent on the trek or experience you are participating on, all refreshments and catering are locally sourced and provided for you. We are able to cater to dietary requirements, however prior notice is required. We can discuss individual requirements for group parties when booking.
Do you have a café on site?
No, but we have a small gift shop and refreshment area open after your trek or experience.
Are you open all year round?
Yes, however please note the following:
-Lambing April - May
-Fleece to Felt / Shearing May-July
- Sheep Trekking March - August
We do request bookings from September to February.
What are your opening hours?
We don’t have official ‘Opening hours’ as we are not an Open Farm. When you book we discuss times with you and always send you confirmation of your booking slot.
I want to buy a trek for a friend / family member, but I’m not sure when they can come.
You can purchase a Gift Voucher. These are valid for 12 months so the receiver can then decide when they would like to use the voucher and then book it themselves.
Can I bring my dog?
We regret that dogs can not trek with the sheep.
Is there wheelchair access?
If you require wheelchair access, please let us know when you book. We can allow a vehicle to drive closer to the sheep area of the farm, but we have to supervise this access so must have prior notice.
Can wheelchair users trek?
Please contact us to discuss this as it will depend on the person using the wheelchair and their disability. The ground is un-even on the farm and the treks go across very uneven ground so we would need to discuss suitability on an individual basis.
Do you have a toilet?
Yes, we have handwashing and toilet facilities for you to use.
What if the weather is bad?
We do our very best to continue walking in all weather conditions, providing we deem it possible and safe for our customers and sheep. We understand it can be disappointing, but cancellations due to bad weather are at our discretion. If we need to cancel we will re-arrange an alternative date for you within the next 12 months.
Can I make changes to my booking?
No adjustments can be made on the day so please make sure your group numbers are correct for the number of sheep you have booked. If any changes are required, please contact us a minimum of 12 hours in advance of your walk. If you need to cancel, we require 7 days notice for a full refund.