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DOWTHWAITE HEAD FARM, DOCKRAY, NEAR PENRITH, CUMBRIA, CA11 0LG | TEL: 017684 82744
SHEEP SALES AND FARM TOURS IN THE ENGLISH LAKE DISTRICT | UK & EUROPE
Lake District Farm Tours
We specialise in offering bespoke Lake District farm tours. We invite groups of between 12 and 15 people to share the lifestyle and fascination of the workings of Cumbrian farms. We can arrange bespoke packages for the groups which include:
- the lives of different Cumbrian farms
- the art of dry stone walling
- sheep judging techniques
- show preparation
- visiting local agricultural shows
- caring for the animals
- environmental impact and management strategies
Mayson, a respected breeder of sheep and judge, will be your guide, and will give talks about the various types of sheep on the farms. He will be joined by different professionals who will explain about animal welfare and other aspects of a Cumbrian sheep farm.
We can arrange accommodation in local guest houses, hotels and cottages, transport around the Lakes and can suggest a variety of activities on offer for those wanting to explore the Lake District further. Please take a look at our Lake District Photo Gallery to see some pictures of the stunning local landscape. These tours can be anything from a day to a week.
Please contact us for further details on our farm tours in the Lake District.
We also offer reciprocal tours of farms across Germany. Dirk Roesener and Ralf Reinhart will be your guides for these fascinating tours. They are both friends of Mayson and shares his passion and in depth knowledge of rare breed sheep and the farming landscape.
Ralf can arrange visits to different types of farms including small holders, part-
In addition Ralf offers a "Ladies' programme" (open to all!) with tours to Bremen and/or Hamburg.
Please contact Ralph and Dirk directly through our contact us page for further details on our farm tours in Germany.