|Sumners Ponds - The Farm
Sumners Farm is a working farm with a beef herd of 40 cows and their calves that are kept for a year before being sold on. The cattle are a mix of Charolais (white), Herefords, (black or red with white faces), Aberdeen Angus, (black) Simmentals, (various colours with white faces) and Belgian Blue (grey fleck).
We have recently embarked on a scheme to improve the woodlands on the farm through coppicing and thinning and with 3 hectares of new tree planting. There has been no fertiliser used on the grass for many years in order to reduce fertility and eventually establish meadow grasses, flowers and herbs. We have created some pretty walks through the woods on the farm, particularly beautiful during the bluebell season, and we ask that you do keep to the paths provided. Wild orchids, marsh marigolds and garlic also grow in the woods and watercress in the streams.
Whilst we hope that you enjoy all the footpaths on the farm we do advise that if you have dogs or young children you look for alternative routes to cross any fields where cows are grazing.