As we have been a working farm for many years it was very important for us to keep a rural, preserved farming area. Therefore, even though we have now opened to the public, we still have a very strong policy on conservation and the environment.
Our land has been a haven for wildlife for many years and by building up links with the RSPB we have been able to preserve this wildlife to a much greater effect. Habitats of lapwings, curlews, oyster catchers and red shanks on our farmland are being protected and monitored, in an attempt to enhance the local population of these beautiful, farmland birds. Plus, in order to provide you with an insight into this species, we have created a lapwing walk in partnership with the RSPB and the Countryside Rangers. This allows you to view these spectacular birds in their nature environment, and take a look at some breathtaking views over the Forest of Bowland and much of Lancashire, which can only be seen by bracing our farmland hills.
The lapwing walk now has specially created way makers to help you find the way around; these have been carved from the recently felled oak trees from the garden (the old ladies). To add to this there is a wood carving course taking place over June & July to create more markers. These will be completed by the Intergenerational programme from Garstang High made up of year 8 pupils and the older generation.
Cobble Hey Wildlife Blog