Bere Marsh Farm

About the Farm

On 30 June 2020 we completed the purchase of Bere Marsh Farm, just outside Shillingstone and on the River Stour. This was nearly 5 years after we first visited, and fell in love, with the property.

It is a fantastic farm with a history of hope and conservation. It lies close to the village of Shillingstone. The River Stour runs alongside, and often over it when the floodplain does what floodplains are supposed to do flood. Just beyond is Hambledon Hill, a big chunk of chalk rising to over 600 feet — a place of incredible history, botany and geology.

There is wetland, grassland and woodland. We hope to have a small milking herd of cows, a small flock of Dorset sheep, free-range hens and orchard. It has a trailway, footpaths, a bridleway. To put it in modern parlance, it has a high footfall — a lot of people walk by it and through it.

The purchase of Bere Marsh Farm was made possible following many donations from our Friends when Gordon first died, plus ongoing donations in the five years we have been trying to make our dream a reality. In 2019 we received two very generous legacy donations which meant we finally had enough money to complete the purchase.

We'll update you further once plans are underway! It's all very exciting! 


Location

Set in the gorgeous Dorset countryside.

Do you love the countryside and want to learn about the wildlife in your area? 

Andy Fale

Then book on to the wildlife walk with Andy Fale, our Dorset Wildlife Monitor and Volunteer Manager. With over 22 years experience, Andy will be able to guide you round the beautiful 92 acre Bere Marsh Farm, spotting the wonderful wildlife that calls the farm home. 

On the walk you will also get to hear about the Beautiful Bere Marsh Farm, our wildlife plans for the future and have the opportunity to ask Andy anything.

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.

Book a place

Ticket Quantity Price

Adult Non Member

Decrease Increase £15.00

Adult CRT Member

Decrease Increase £12.00