City, country or coast, wherever we live, we’re all connected by the land. Urgent conversations around global sustainability grow ever louder, affecting us all, within our communities and homes, and also impacting on our mental and physical health. A new generation of farmers is exploring solutions to problems our grandparents never imagined, mindful of managing both food production and ecological stewardship. Learn about our most vital industry on a guided walk round a working organic farm, led by a member of the Deepdale Farm team.
Find out about how the land works here under Norfolk skies and which crops and techniques are helping transform farming practices and soil fertility. See regenerative and organic farming in action and look at practical nature conservation suited to this wind scoured coast. Discover what’s being done to support hedgerows and woodland, so wildlife can thrive in and around farmland healing from past intensive use.
Covering about 3km, the walk takes around 1.5 to 2 hours. You’ll see parts of the farm not usually open to the public and find out how to get involved through conservation volunteering and other activities. Want to know more? Read ‘Rooted’ by Sarah Langford and ‘English Pastoral’ by James Rebanks, deeply moving true stories about farming, family and changing landscapes.
Walks take place on the first Thursday of each month. Come dressed for the weather, with decent walking footwear, as the route’s not always level and mud is a fact of farming life!