Farm Visit – Williamwood Farm, Dumfries and Galloway
Following our Nature Means Business conference, our NFFN steering group members will be hosting farm visits across the UK. This is a great opportunity to see farming with nature in action and these tours will provide an insight into how nature can positively impact business, through reduced inputs and improved natural capital. This is also a chance to meet other like-minded nature-friendly farmers!
All farm visits are free and spaces are limited. Book your place by emailing Kirsty – firstname.lastname@example.org. Name, email address and phone number will be required to book.
Williamwood Farm is a 310-acre farm nestled in Dumfriesshire’s attractive countryside with views of the Solway Firth. This award-winning farm keeps 50 Highland, Beef Shorthorn and Simmental cross cows, from which they produce 18-month-old calves for the store and breeding markets, and about 200 pedigree Lleyn ewes. They also have a small pedigree Highland pony stud. Their business model is underpinned by four on-farm self-catering cottages.
Their nature-friendly approaches include hedge planting, pond creation, nest boxes, predator control and habitat management which respects breeding birds. Tree sparrows, otters, red squirrels, lapwings, curlews, snipe, woodpeckers and brown hares are just a few of the species flourishing because of their measures.
Williamwood Farm Self Catering Country Cottages, Kirtlebridge, Lockerbie, UK