Widlife

Slack House Farm is situated in beautiful open countryside between Hadrian’s Wall and the southern edge of the Kielder Forestcomplex, in Cumbria but bordering Northumberland.

The views are magnificent over the Irthing Valley and the Pennines to the South, the Skiddaw range of the North Lakes to the South West, the Solway, Criffel in Galloway to the West and the Wynesill outcrop along which runs Hadrian’s Wall to the East.

The farm is also managed within the Country Stewardship Scheme to enhance the wildlife habitat. We are constructing and maintaining the drystone walls, woodland, hedgerows, trees and waterways and managing areas of pasture to encourage the succession of indigenous populations of plants and animals and to produce suitable nesting and feeding sites for upland birds.

We have a permissive footpath trail around the farm through areas of particular ecological interest. Schools and children’s groups are encouraged to visit the farm. We provide activities to compliment their curriculum and to encourage interest and understanding of the rural environment, and these are also available to groups, organisations and our guests.

Take a stroll around the farm conservation trail and investigate the farm’s diverse habitats.