Humblescough Farm is a small family farm, situated in the Lancashire countryside. There are lovely views of the Bowland Fells and we are surrounded by peaceful farmland.
At Humblescough we are passionate about sustainable, wildlife-friendly farming. Our sheep graze on species-rich grassland and there is an abundance of wildlife around the farm.
In order to give other people the opportunity to enjoy our farm we provide guest accommodation in a charming, hand-built Shepherd’s hut and host a range of outdoor activities, birthday parties and events in our farm woodlands.
The shepherd’s hut is perfect for a quiet escape to the countryside. It is situated in a corner of the small caravan site and overlooks a wild-life pond.Find Out More
At Humblescough farm we offer educational visits to pre-school and primary age children focusing on the habitats of the natural environment and the educating of importance of sustainable farming.Find Out More
Let your child be a forest ranger or a woodland warrior with one of Humblecough Farms extra special outdoor Woodland birthday parties, children being taken back to nature, all the magic without the mess.Find Out More
At Humblescough Farm we farm regeneratively which means that we aim to farm in harmony with nature, nurturing soil health and increasing biodiversity. We avoid using chemical fertilisers and herbicides. A wide range of environmental work has been undertaken which has enhanced natural habitats around the farm. Our work has included restoring the wildlife pond which is adjacent to the shepherd’s hut and caravan site. The pond is now fringed with rushes and marginal water plants. Dragonflies and damsel flies hover around during the summertime and noctule bats can be spotted at dusk.
We have sown wildflower seeds and created a fen for wetland and wading birds. Next to the fen you will find our six-acre woodland. This includes an ancient bluebell wood (access to the bluebell wood is restricted to preserve the bluebells) and an area of wet woodland which is a rare and valuable habitat for wildlife. Other parts of the woodland have been re-planted with native trees.
Nest boxes have been sited around the farm and the woodlands. These have been constructed by Robert in our workshop and the birds have made good use of them. Many different species of birds have been spotted. We are fortunate to have a well-established population of tree sparrows since in recent years tree sparrows have been in serious decline in the UK. Kestrels, tawny owls and buzzards nest in the woodlands and barn owls nest in the old farm barn in an owl box which Robert designed and built. The barn owls can often be seen hunting at dusk. Swallows and swifts swoop around the farmyard during the summer months and nest in the outbuildings. Bat-boxes are located around the farm and these are used by pipistrelle bats.
The restoration of our orchard began a few years ago and our future plans include planting more trees, including heritage apple trees. In previous years we have enjoyed excellent apple juice and cider from our apples so we will be hoping for increased output in the coming years.