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Property Info

Location: Awnells Farm, Much Marcle, Herefordshire (view map)
Description: The grassland farm includes 14 acres of arable land, used mainly for feed cropping and 15 acres of orchard.
Farmer(s): David Powell continues to run the farm.

History

The farmland and farm buildings, which include the cattle yards at Street and Redlands farms, were made over to the Trust by a Deed of Gift from David Powell in 2000.

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Size/Area
This 220 acre grassland farm is situated amongst some of Herefordshire’s most beautiful countryside.

The farm has a closed herd of traditional Hereford cattle with an ancestry that dates back over 170 years. A wonderful orchard includes many old cider apple trees, some of which are 300 years old, making this an especially important farm.

Awnells Farm is currently occupied and farmed by its donor, who has retained the right to farm this property for so long as he chooses.  The donor also has the right to adopt whatever farming practices he thinks appropriate for the farm, which currently do not reflect the farming practice and ethos of the CRT.

We have in place plans to return this farm to its former glory by adopting and implementing our methods and practices, once the donor decides to retire.  Please see the video of Awnells Farm in all its former glory, showing what can be achieved when farmed in line with our principles.

Whats On!

September

What happens at Lark Rise Farm in September? End of the weekly butterfly surveys - Last of the harvest - Preparing fields for autumns sowing - Starting to feed the birds for winter
What's on!

October

What happens at Lark Rise Farm in October? Planting winter cereal crops begins - Hedge laying and coppicing - End of the monthly bumblebee surveys
What's on!

November

What happens at Lark Rise Farm in November? Hedge laying and coppicing - Increase in bird feeding
What's on!

December

What happens at Lark Rise Farm in December? Reindeer Event - Hedgelaying and Coppicing - Winter bird feeding
What's on!

January

What happens at Lark Rise Farm in January? Hedgelaying and coppicing - Willow pollarding - Winter bird feeding continues
What's on!

February

What happens at Lark Rise Farm in February? Bonfires of willow waste - Ploughing stubbles starts - Winter bird feeding increases
What's on!

March

What happens at Lark Rise Farm in March? Start of the breeding bird surveys - Start of the monthly bumblebee surveys
What's on!

April

What happens at Lark Rise Farm in April? Start of the weekly butterfly surveys - Cowslips - End of the mink trapping season *Members event - spring time walk *Dawn Chorus walk?
What's on!

May

What happens at Lark Rise Farm in May? Himalayan Balsam Removal (usually undertaken by our trusty volunteers!) - Peak bird breeding season
What's on!

June

What happens at Lark Rise Farm in June? End of the breeding bird surveys - Peak time for bumblebees - Himalayan Balsam Removal
What's on!

July

What happens at Lark Rise Farm in July? Himalayan Balsam Removal - Peak time for butterflies - Start of the arable harvest
What's on!

August

What happens at Lark Rise Farm in August? Himalayan Balsam Removal - Harvest in full swing - Sowing some crops starts - Start of the mink trapping season
What's on!

Awnells Farm LOCATION