Monday, May 31, 2010

Cobble Hey Farm & Gardens

On the lapwing walk at Cobble Hey Farm - stunning views of Bowland
On the lapwing walk - stunning views of Bowland

Cobble Hey Farm & Gardens is a working hill farm not far from the A6 south of Garstang, offering visitors a range of attractions including a farmhouse cafe offering food home-made from locally sourced ingredients (Dewlay cheese, Goosnargh chicken and turkey, Robinson's ice-creams), delightful gardens surrounded by mature trees, a selection of rare breed livestock, a children's playground, and a conservation walk allowing access to land managed to support Lapwings, which are becoming increasingly rare.  The hillside setting also offers fantastic panoramic views of Bowland and across to the Lancashire coast.  There is good access for disabled visitors and nice clean toilet facilities.

Here are a few snaps I took on our visit today:

In the Cafe at Cobble Hey Farm & Gardens: L-R Holly, Megan, Rosie
In the Cafe: L-R Holly, Megan, Rosie

Relaxing in the gardens at Cobble Hey: L-R Rosie, Meg, Holly, Maggie
Relaxing in the gardens: L-R Rosie, Meg, Holly, Maggie

Ornamental bridge in Cobble Hey Gardens
Ornamental bridge

Croquet: L-R Chris, Robert, Holly
Croquet: L-R Chris, Robert, Holly

Rare-breed piglets chasing a feed
Rare-breed piglets chasing a feed

Big lamb/ewe
Big lamb/ewe

Lapwing aloft
Lapwing aloft

An added bonus today was a charity pig race being held on the farm which I made a quick film of.  Note how the pig which almost took me out then stopped to pose for a picture and nibble some grass while the other leader crossed the finish line!


For more information see the Cobble Hey website

1 comment:

  1. Looks a great place to visit and fun for all the family

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