The Summer Herd Visit will be to Nunwell Home Farm on the Isle of Wight. Francesca Cooper and Holly Fallick are both young mothers who have changed career direction to do something that they feel passionately about – farm in a holistic and nature friendly way to produce healthy food. To do this they utilise regenerative agriculture and circular design methods and are working closely with the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust whose adjoining land they also graze.
A key part of their operation is a growing herd of Belted Galloways. The herd includes animals from the Bere Mill, Meadowhill and Swanthorpe herds amongst others as well as several recently acquired animals from the Howemill herd, including past Bath & West show champion Howemill Water Lilly.
This will be an excellent opportunity to see how Belties are an integral part of a new farming business which includes a direct to public box scheme. For those who are not familiar with the Isle of Wight, this is a chance to step back in time and discover some of the most beautiful and unspoiled chalk downland in the UK on this highly scenic island off the South Coast of England.
Nunwell is towards the east end of the island and the nearest ferry terminals are Fishbourne or Ryde with regular sailings from Portsmouth (about a 45 minute journey). Other routes include Southampton to East Cowes – or Lymington to Yarmouth at the western end of the island. Early booking may secure preferential rates for cars, although we plan to collect foot passengers from Fishbourne/East Cowes.
Please do plan to support your regional group by attending this event – all welcome! The provisional plan is for a lunchtime start with early evening meal and get together. There are numerous AirBnB options for those who would like to explore the island further.
To secure your place please advise Jeremy (email@example.com) or Pippa Loxton (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 22nd July latest.
- Nunwell Home Farm, Nunwell Farm Lane, Nunwell, IW PO36 0JQ
- Closing Date
- Official Show Website