Guided Tour:Open Farm Sunday at Deepdale Farm

Guided Tour, Sun 27 Jun 2021, free entry

Open Farm Sunday

Open Farm Sunday

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Address

Deepdale Farm,
Burnham Deepdale,
Norfolk,
PE31 8DD

Events at this Venue

date event
Sun 27 Jun Open Farm Sunday

Details

... around parts of the farm that aren’t usually open to the public.

Come and find out more about the crops that we’re growing, how we’re farming organically and how we’re managing much of the farm to support wildlife.

Sunday Morning - Take a wander around the machinery and stalls between 10am and 11.30am, and then join us for an optional walk at 11pm until about 12.30pm

Sunday Afternoon - Take a wander around the machinery and stalls between 2pm and 3.30pm, and then join us for an optional walk at 3pm until about 4.30pm

Please book a free ticket for each person in your party, as this is a ticket only event for track & trace and health & safety. Exhibition and walk tickets are separate, so if you would like to do both please book both. We do need to limit numbers on the guided walks.

Things to See and People to Meet

Deepdale Farm - Team & machinery, including the combine, drill, hedge cutter, discs, loader & more. Find out about what makes healthy soil, why it’s important and what we’re doing to improve the soils on our farm
Find out about what makes healthy soil, why it’s important and what we’re doing to improve the soils on our farm
Norfolk Rivers Trust - Some of the team from the catchment sensitive farming team and the conservation team will be on hand to explain how they work with farmers to reduce environmental impact and develop wildlife friendly habitats
Burnham Overy Bees & Heath Farmhouse Bee Project – They'll explain how bees work the farm, and have a glass fronted hive on show
Richard Rood, rural crafter – Richard will be demonstrating his pole lathing, explain process and answer your questions about the courses he’ll be running at Deepdale later in the year
William Haire, livestock farmer & his sheep – William and Sarah farm locally, and are working with us here at Deepdale Farm to graze and silage our cover crops

Stands will be under cover, so you can chat and learn whatever the weather.

The Guided Walk

Approximately 1.5 hours and about 3 km
Walking boots or comfortable wellies are recommended
Please dress for the weather
Route is relatively accessible, but we will step into fields to look at soil quality & crops
Walk won’t be fast paced, as we’ll be stopping to chat, enjoy the views & explain what you can see on the way around

Directions and Car Parking

Follow the postcode PE31 8DD, turning in where the large green sign says Deepdale Camping & Rooms
Drive up the drive, and follow the Car Park signs into the farm yard
Once you’ve parked, please follow the signs and team directing you

Children welcome

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 27 Jun 2021 10:00 to 12:30 14:00 to 16:30

Prices

Free entry

FREE Entry, however tickets must be booked in advance

Directions

See location of Deepdale Farm on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TF 805443  Lat: 52.96471 Long: 0.68471

Coastliner Bus Service
The Coastliner Bus Service 36 (used to be called Coasthopper) stops at Deepdale Camping & Rooms and is a brilliant service, running approximately every 1/2 an hour during the Summer and every hour during the Winter. The service runs both East and West along the North Norfolk Coast, stopping in most villages including King's Lynn, Hunstanton, Burnham Market and Wells-next-the-Sea. More information on the service can be found at www.lynxbus.co.uk

Trains
The nearest train station is King's Lynn, which has direct trains from Cambridge and London King's Cross. By changing at Ely and Cambridge you can also catch trains from Stansted Airport, Peterborough and further afield. There is also a station at Sheringham, which has trains to Norwich. The Coasthopper bus service connects with trains at both King's Lynn and Sheringham. Although there are occasional restrictions, you can normally bring your bike on the train.

Norfolk Coast Path
The Norfolk Coast Path heads both East and West along the North Norfolk Coast and can be accessed down the lane opposite Dalegate Market (next door). The path offers wonderful walking along sea walls, across boardwalks and beaches. You can link up with the Coasthopper at many points along the path. More information on the path can be found at www.nationaltrail.co.uk/peddarsway

Cycling
Most of the A149 coast road is ok to cycle and there are lots of quiet country lanes inland. From the East (Burnham Market direction), the easiest route is over Whiteway Road. From the West (Docking & King's Lynn direction), the easiest route is down Dalegate Lane. National Cycle Route No1 passes a couple of miles inland. Remember you can hire bikes from Deepdale Bike Hire.

Driving
Naturally we'd encourage you to visit by public transport, walking or cycling, but car drivers are very welcome too. We're approximately half way between Hunstanton and Wells-next-the-Sea on A149 coast road.
For your satnav our postcode is PE31 8DD

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 25 miles from Kings Lynn station

Facilities

  • Children welcomeChildren welcome