Cocklebury is a family run farm focused on sustainability. Cocklebury strives hard to encourage and protect wildlife, while also working the farm with Aberdeen Angus cattle and taking enough hay each year to see the herd through the winter months.

This family focused and educational farm walk will be about 1.5 miles in total, taking around 2 hours to complete at an ambling pace. There will be 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 have the chance to feed some of the cattle – they can’t resist an apple! Bat boxes and beehives are found along the way.

There is lots of history and wildlife to discover on site! We are likely to spot hares, herons, buzzards, kites, kestrels, swallows, swans, pheasants and many more species. 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 around Cocklebury, and walkers are welcome to bring drinks and snacks to have at stops.

Walk leader/organisation: Mark Lovelace, Cocklebury Farm

This walk is now full but click the ‘book now’ button to join the waiting list.

Walk information

  • Booking: Free – Booking essential – 15 places
  • Distance & approximate duration: 1.5 miles (2.4 km) – 2 hours
  • Difficulty: Fairly easy (some gentle inclines, possible steps/stiles).
  • Accessibility: Family friendly. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult (see useful information). Not suitable for wheelchairs or prams/pushchairs.
  • Dogs: No dogs.
  • Refreshments: Bring snacks and drinks as needed. After the event, walkers are welcome to picnic at the farm on the grassy area next to the parking.
  • Toilets: There are toilets in the office building (up steps) by the meeting point.
  • Meeting point: Car park next to Cocklebury Farm Office, Cocklebury Farm, Woodborough Road, Woodborough, SN9 5PD. What3Words: thrilled.assemble.wonderful. OS grid reference: SU 129 605. Google Maps.
  • Public transport: None available. The meeting point is 3 miles cycling from Pewsey.
  • Parking: Free private parking for the event only at Cocklebury Farm, SN9 5PD. Vehicles are left at owners’ risk.

For general booking information, health and safety advice, terms and conditions please see our useful information page.

Further information

For local refreshments, there are pubs in the Pewsey area, or visit Honeystreet Mill Café 10 mins up the road by car.

For more information about the farm, see Cocklebury Farm

This walk is brought to you by our partner:

The Farming in Protected Landscapes Programme seeks to provide investment in protected landscapes to help deliver outcomes for the environment, people and places by working in partnership with farmers.

Hill view at Cocklebury Farm © Cocklebury Farm