Highfields Farm comprises of 40 acres and is predominantly pasture with traditional hay meadows where we graze our small flock of Herdwick sheep. We chose to breed Herdwick sheep, not only as we admired them on our visits to the Lake District where they originate from, but also for their hardiness & suitability to graze our farmland at 1400ft. Sometimes this can be rough and harsh with the ever changing seasons. The elements the weather can throw at us can be challenging, but this is all part of everyday life running an upland farm.
We also produce our own Herdwick Hogget, beautiful lamb, matured overtime to provide a high quality product with wonderful flavour.
The approach to the farm is via a mile long track across the farmland & moorland. The moorland is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), due to the species of plants and flowers which thrive here. In May and June the soft white clumps of the cotton grass can be seen swaying across the moor. Hares regularly dash across the track heading for cover amongst the rushes. Kestrels hover overhead watching and waiting to swoop down on their prey. In Spring the sound of the returning Curlew & the Skylarks singing high above, lifts your spirits. Late Spring is also a busy time on the farm with the arrival of new life on the farm, & the joys of lambing, an experience you’ll treasure for ever.
Highfields Farm is close to the market town of Leek & the beautiful spa town of Buxton. There are plenty of things to do including walking, climbing and biking opportunities to help you explore and enjoy this lovely area. From rivers to canals, reservoirs & lakes, steam trains to country parks, historic houses & bike trails, moorland to valleys the Peak has so much to offer.