Lark Rise Farm

400+ acres
Mosaic arable farm

Tim Scott and IvyThe 400 acres that makes up Lark Rise Farm all began with the purchase of one small field thanks to donations following an article in The Telegraph in 1993 by CRT founder Robin Page. It has grown considerably over the years and has been given a Redlist Revival Award for  'Highest Density of Grey Partridge’. In addition, we have many other Redlist species of conservation concern including song thrush, yellowhammer, linnet and – as the farm's name would suggest – an abundance of skylarks.

In the summer months, the fields are awash with colour. High numbers of butterfly species feed on the wealth of wildflowers and it is hard to believe how close we are to the city of Cambridge and the busy M11 motorway.

Together with volunteers and wildlife monitors, tenant farmer Tim Scott has used a wide variety of sensitive farming methods to transform the fields from an intensively farmed wildlife desert into a productive farm that teems with wildlife. Tim Scott also works with Syngenta, trialling innovative sprays to produce high crop yields without affecting the flora and fauna.

Keep your eyes open for breeding birds that are considered rare, such as barn owls, farmland flowers including bee orchids, brown hares – they’re everywhere – and signs of water voles in the brook. 

All these species are here as a result of wildlife-friendly farming methods such as smaller field sizes, crop rotation, leaving over-wintering stubble, beetle banks, wildlife strips, waterway maintenance and the planting of over 4.5 miles of new hedgerows, with the aid of numerous volunteers.

Do you know the difference between a butterfly and a moth? Its not as easy to tell as you may think! 



Join our Head of Wildlife Monitoring Dr Vince Lea for a guided walk around the 200 acre Lark Rise Farm in Barton, Cambridge.

Learn to identify a range of butterfly species, understand what a butterfly transect is, why they are important and what this tells us about our CRT farm.

On the walk you will also get to hear about the Beautiful Lark Rise Farm, our wildlife plans for the future and have the opportunity to ask Vince anything over light refreshments. 

To takeaway with you, you will receive a CRT pack and a spotters guide to help you continue your new found skills when you return home.

Book early, we have a very limited number of tickets available!!

The guided walk is over farmland and may cover parts of rough ground. If you have any questions contact Sarah Wilberforce our Events Manager Here or by calling 01223 262999.

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