Higher Landskill Farm and Wildlife Conservation

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The Farm

Higher Landskill Farm is a 100 acre sheep and stock rearing farm in the Forest of Bowland, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It has been owned and run by the Kelsall family for over 100 years.

We breed Pedigree Holstein Freisian Cattle and Beef Store Cattle, mainly Limousin and Aberdeen Angus.

We also keep 140 breeding North Country mules which lamb at the end of March every year.

Visitors are welcome to help feed and collect eggs from our free range hens who roam around the farm.

Some of our land is in the Environmental Stewardship Scheme and is managed to preserve the traditional look of the countryside and encourage wildlife. Our hedges and dry stone walls are traditional field boundaries in this part of the country. This land is also is listed as a Biological Heritage Site. These fields are of significant ornithological interest supporting good numbers of breeding waders, in particular Lapwing, Redshank, Curlew and Snipe.

In our conservation work we have been helped by local volunteers from the community, Wyre Countryside and Lancashire Countryside Services. Click here for more information (70kb PDF)

This conservation work also featured in Rural Life Magazine (52kb PDF)

The open rushy pastures of Higher Landskill Farm are an ideal habitat for waders, including snipe, curlews, oystercatchers and lapwings. We are working closely with RSPB to improve the habitat and now have our own bird watching hide where the wading birds can be observed.

Click here for our RSPB Management plan for waders (987kb PDF)

RSPB Bowland Wader Project

Every Spring the swallows return to nest in the farm buildings.
Our land is home to rabbits, brown hares, partridge and pheasants. We also have a pond where you may see ducks, moorhens and the occasional heron.

For more information on our farm wildlife see our wildlife page and wildlife diary.

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View looking towards Cottage and Farm

Holstein Freisians
Our Pedigree Holstein Freisians

Waders Lancashire viewing Bird Hide
The Bird Hide

Wildlife Pond
Wildlife Pond

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