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Environmental rewilding project

Some context...

There are with various habitats to explore at Patty's Barn and in the surrounding area, from woodlands, ponds, grazing pastures, a wildflower meadow, well established and newly planted hedgerows to finding your way back to the salt marshes of Morecambe Bay Estuary (SSSI), one of the most important ecological sites in the UK and home to thousands of migratory birds that come and go throughout the seasons, calling our spot home and tucking into the local delicacies of The Morecambe Bay mud canteen. Inland from the coast is the rolling countryside of much of Lancashire's agricultural land. 

We have carefully allocated a 3-acre plot of land to rewild.

The site is located surrounding a large pond and inbetween 2 woodlands. We've chosen this spot to create a more connected wildlife corridor between the woodlands and encourage a more biodiverse water body as well as establishing more coverage and schrub. 

In March 2022 we planted over 300 saplings to establish a new hedgerow which will create an additional habitat and corridor, this managed approach to rewilding means we will create a new habitat for a myriad of wildlife but enables us to establish a boundary marker to stop livestock from crossing into this dedicated rewilding area. 

As we've slowly allowed this part of our site to rewild 

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Our family farm and nature

As a farming family, we are very connected to the land and communities that surround us and we are very lucky to be located across a site where we can actively develop and improve the natural environment. We do this in many ways by planting trees and hedgerows, establishing new ponds, rewilding and encouraging our guests to get outside and enjoy nature. 


We believe that farming and nature can coexist and thrive together, whereby good quality food is produced and consumed in the same country and our UK biodiversity is protected and maintained. We take a managed approach to our conservation and biodiversity efforts on the farm to ensure we can run the farm with nature-friendly farming practices and be responsible and impactful for the environment. We have been acredited by LEAF and continuously seek, take advise and are inspected on best practice. 

The family farm has seen much change over the year, and will continue to going forward. We beleive farmers are part of the solution to our climate crisis and we always strive for our farm to be a place where both nature and farming work together.

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Our Key Goal

We enhance our space where biodiversity can thrive, we can produce high quality food from our farm and our guests can explore and enjoy nature.

 

Like nature, we are constantly evolving, always learning and always striving to become more socially and environmentally responsible along our journey. ​​​

Exploring our site

  • 7 ponds, fishing lakes 

  • Replanting and new trees 

  • Removing tree guards 

  • Litter picking on the coastline 

  • Nature trail 

Learn more about conservation across our site

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R E F O R E S T I N G  

A special spot we love the most, however has suffered fallen trees in the storms and unfortunate dead trees. We have been busy planting and transplanting 

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A special spot we love the most, however has suffered fallen trees in the storms and unfortunate dead trees. We have been busy planting and transplanting 

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Where we meet

Patty's Barn, Hillam Lane, Cockerham, Lancaster, LA2 0DY

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