Farm & wildlife day

You can visit other areas of the farm on our Farm & Wildlife Day on Sunday 2nd July 2017:

  • Circular walks on the farm from 8am—5pm taking you to hill-top views, organic and conventional crops, farm animals and flower-rich meadows. Do these at your own pace and choose how far you go
  • If you want to see the hilltop views and grassland but don’t fancy a walk, trailer rides will be available to take you to and from the top of the farm
  • Guided walks: 
    • Farmland birds — 8-10am; led by Edward Cross
    • Flower pick picnic —bring a picnic and take away a handful of wild flowers— 11am – 1pm; led by Susan Cross & Peter Phillipson
    • The farm cattle – John Bickell will take questions about his livestock which are important in maintaining the grasslands on Abbey Farm
    • Grasshoppers and crickets – 1.30-3.30pm;  led by Nick Owens, an expert on these insects and author of ‘The Bees of Norfolk’ (published in May 2017)
    • Wetland wildlife – looking at orchids, our work to encourage back pondweeds and (possibly!) grass snakes and water stick-insect – 4-5pm
  • In the farmhouse garden there will be moth identification, a small straw bale play area for children, a tractor and a stall selling organic produce grown on Abbey Farm by From The Earth
  • Light refreshments will be provided in aid of Little Discoverers who support children with motor learning difficulties in West Norfolk
  • Sorry, but because of ground-nesting birds and their chicks, dogs are not allowed on the walks (other than guide dogs). There is a dog walking area on the farm
  • All walks are free of charge
  • Venue: Abbey Farm, Abbey Road, Flitcham, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE31 6BT (OS ref TF73532661)
Identifying bees and wasps
Farm & Wildlife Day 2014 – identifying bees and wasps
Hill-top path

Farm & Wildlife Day hill-top path

Long-winged Conehead

Long-winged Conehead