Cocklebury is a family run farm focused on sustainability. Cocklebury strives hard to encourage and protect wildlife whilst also working the farm with Aberdeen Angus cattle and taking enough hay each year to see the herd through winter months.
This family focused, educational farm walk will be about 2 miles in total at an ambling pace, taking around 1.5 hours to complete. Plenty of stops along the way to explain how the farm works (water pumping, cattle handling, hay making) and to look at farm machinery (cattle corral, telehandler, tractor)! The group will also visit a bee hive and have the chance to feed some of the cattle (they can’t resist an apple!). Bat & owl boxes are found along the way.
From a historic point of view, this walk will start on the Grade II listed Ladies Bridge across the Kennet & Avon canal and the group will stop to discuss the Swanborough Tump which is found at the top of the tree-lined drive. During this walk the group are likely to spot: hares, herons, buzzards, kites, kestrels, swallows, swans, pheasants and many more! Wildlife Bingo sheets will be provided for the children, as well as a make your own template.
There are plenty of pretty views to be found when walking Cocklebury and walkers are welcome to bring drinks & snacks to have at stops.
Walk Leader/organisation: Mark Lovelace, Cocklebury farm owner
- Booking: Free – Booking essential – 20 places
- Distance & approximate duration: Approx 2 miles – 1.5 to 2 hours
- Difficulty: Easy
- Accessibility: Aimed at children. Not suitable for wheelchairs.
- Dogs: No dogs
- Refreshments: Walkers are welcome to bring snacks and drinks
- Meeting point: Cocklebury Farm, Woodborough Road, Woodborough, SN9 5PD. What3Words: thrilled.assemble.wonderful
- Public Transport: No public transport. 3 miles cycling from Pewsey.
- Parking: Free parking available on site
- Toilets: Bathroom with toilet at the start/end of walk
For general booking information, health and safety advice, terms and conditions please see our useful information page.
For more information about the farm, go to https://www.cocklebury.farm/
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