Time & Location
05 Oct 2023, 09:30
Brampton Abbotts, Brampton Abbotts, Ross-on-Wye HR9 7JE, UK
About the event
Townsend Farm owner Ben Taylor-Davies (ReGenBen) has introduced to his farm innovative practices – complementary planting, wide natural hedges, wide field margins, and mob grazing to name but a few. Check out his web site www.regenben.com to learn about him, his family and his change from modern farming practices to more sustainable nature friendly methods.
The morning walk will be mainly on farm tracks and will take around 2.5 hours, there are some slopes and it could be muddy if it has rained heavily. We will cover different areas of the 200 Ha farm including Game Crop margins, arable and grazed pastures, and woodland.
Carry a drink and a snack. Lunch will be back at the farm yard - there is a farm shop with a hot drinks machine and a few snacks; also limited indoor and outside seating plus the use of a loo! Payment for food and drinks is by card or there is an honesty box for cash – no change given.
After lunch there is an optional walk to the River Wye.
We hope to see, farmland finches and song birds, Grey Partridge, Grey and possibly Yellow wagtails, raptors and waterfowl.
Directions: Meet and park at 9.30 am in the farm yard car park - https://goo.gl/maps/nDt6zS3Zd1zv6NcY8Townsend Farm, Brampton Abbotts, Nr Ross-on-Wye, HR9 7JE
Leader: Sue Griffin – 07572 308056