Farmland Walk

Farmland Walk

We are running a walk on our farm on February 12th. Ours is not an “open” farm but rather an ordinary commercial one, on which there are cattle for most of the year. For the winter, it is stock free so this is a chance for anyone interested to walk it.

The route will include what we think are some interesting features/stories, an outbreak of Foot-and-Mouth disease in 1941; a small area of woodland planted by Robin about 20 years ago; adjacent to which is an area of wildbird cover planted as part of GLAS, a Norman moated site and the old church and graveyard of Killermogh, which can be traced back as a place of worship to 558.

Hope to see a big crowd on the day.

If you want to read more about the thinking behind the walk, please follow this link to a column Ann wrote in the Farming Independent.

http://www.independent.ie/business/farming/rural-life/opinion-farmers-should-open-up-their-empty-winter-fields-to-the-public-35353873.html

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