Turnastone Court Farm

247 acres
Ancient water meadow farm

Gareth and Madeline Boaz - lambing shed Turnastone Court Farm is located in West Herefordshire’s beautiful Golden Valley area. The 247-acre farm borders the River Dore. The majority of it is permanent pasture and it has a unique area of water meadow that has been unploughed for over 400 years.

The CRT purchased Turnastone Court Farm in January 2003 when the ancient meadows were at risk of being turned into potato farms. Local residents contacted us to let us know about the worrying prospects of the farm, and how the wildlife-rich area would be negatively affected. Following a fundraising campaign, we raised the money to buy the farm and allow its wildlife habitats to thrive – which they have! 

Our current tenants, Gareth and Madeline Boaz use the pasture to graze approximately 400 sheep along with a small herd of Hereford cattle.

Based in the heart of cider country, Turnastone would not be complete without an orchard comprising local varieties of apples and pears.

Turnastone Court farm has an excellent converted barn, which is home to a pioneering educational programme called MOSAIC and during school holidays the lodge can be hired out so family and friends can reconnect with the countryside and stay on this beautiful farm. 

Do you know the difference between a butterfly and a moth or a bee and a bee-fly?



Join our Herefordshire Wildlife Monitor Ruth Moss for a guided butterfly walk around our beautiful 247 acre Turnastone Court Farm in Vowchurch. 

Learn to identify a range of butterfly and bee species, understand why record them on a transect and what this tells us about our CRT farm.

On the walk you will also get to hear about the Turnastone Court Farm, our wildlife plans for the future and have the opportunity to ask Ruth anything.

Light refreshments will be available and you will receive a CRT pack to take away, along with 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 £12.00

Adult CRT Member

Decrease Increase £10.00