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Farming in the Peak Park

PeakParkCC Farming on our land with ponies, sheep and a small number of farming processes producing, food and other crops while protecting wildlife that are indigenous to the UK and more particularly their sustainability in the Peak District National Park for future generations.

PeakParkCC Static Caravan

We have an apiary with more than a dozen hives looked after by the Sheffield Honey Company that harvests the honey the bees produce.

We have volunteers picking fruit and berries from our trees and hedgerows to produce chutneys and jams.

PeakParkCC Chutney and Jam

Last but not least are the sloes picked from the Blackthorn bushes, my favourite!

PeakParkCC Honey

We take a minimum of one year from batching the sloes in sugar and spice and all things gin before we strain the elixir into bottles. The longer the wait before bottling, the better the drink!

The Peak Park Conservation Centre welcome visitors who love and respect the countryside to make a "Pit Stop" and enjoy our surroundings and learn a little more about what we do and are planning to do on the farming side.

So if you fancy a couple of hours, or more off the beaten track, we look forward to seeing you at the Peak Park Conservation Centre, The Stables, Thornhill Lane, Thornhill, Nr Bamford, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, S33 0BR.