Social Farming

Coming to Butterlope Farm gives participants the opportunity to assist with caring for sheep including lambing, herding, and dealing animal health care.   Other farming activities include feeding and looking after poultry, collecting eggs, and helping to maintain farm habitats and structures.  This could range from dry stone walling to fencing and woodwork projects.  A workshop allows the majority of items such as feeders, hen boxes, bird boxes and gates to be produced on the farm.  

The small kitchen garden, green house and polytunnel provide opportunities for horticulture activities such as vegetable and fruit growing.

In addition, Butterlope Farm participants have the opportunity to enjoy and learn about the environment and the richness of our beautiful countryside. 

All activities are thoroughly risk managed and delivered at the participants pace. 

Participants can also gain qualifications in LANTRA Health & Safety and Land-based Activities in a supported environment and individually tailored to their needs.

Placements are normally one day per week.