Open Farm Sunday 2021

Following a challenging year for everyone we’d like to celebrate being together again and share our wonderful farm with you all.


Open Farm Sunday 11am- 5pm. Please book tickets your FREE tickets via Eventbrite here. This will help us monitor numbers in line with our COVID risk assessment.


Come and see our Longhorn cattle with calves at foot, our gambolling lambs, our clucky hens, goslings and of course, Chester the pony and Bill the sheepdog.


 Activities during the day include:


·         Photo opportunities on Matilda the Tractor

·         Face painting by Carlisle College's Fashion, Theatrical and Media Make-up students

·         Cream teas

·         A chance to groom Chester the pony and have a photograph

·         Classic country fair games


Joining us on the day are many other organisations who will share what they do and help make the day special. These include:

  • Growing Changes
  • University of Cumbria’s Occupational Therapy Students
  • The Woodland Trust
  • U3A Gardening
  • Birdsowald Cheese
  • Deb Muskett with her beetles
  • Jane's Bumblebees
  • Cumbria Organic Gardeners
  • Ken Smith from Carlisle Beekeepers Association
  • Abi Kenny Photography
  • Eva’s Organic
  • Susatainable Brampton
  • Eden Wild Goose
  • Cumbria Wildlife Trust
  • Cumbria Bat Group
  • Cumbria Amphibian and Reptile Group



2.45pm- Award presentation for our Care Farmers, presented by Steve Trotter, Chief Executive of Cumbria Wildlife Trust.


12pm and 3pm Guided walks: 'Get on our land'.


Join Susan Aglionby from Susan’s Farm and Steve Trotter from Cumbria Wildlife Trust as they take you on an informative guided walk of Gosling Sike and Susan's Farm. With over 60 years of experience between them, they will share their passion for the natural world and explain how both organisations care for the land in a wildlife friendly manner, whilst at the same time operating as a productive working organic farm.


It’s an opportunity not to be missed.


28 tickets per walk max. bookable on Eventbrite when booking tickets to the event.

Walks last approximately 1-1.5hours.


Sturdy footwear recommended.


Please note: Parking is available via the lonning at Susan's Farm. Parking is also available at the Cumbria Wildlife Trust carpark at Gosling Sike- but please walk back along the road to the Susan's Farm entrance to help us monitor entry numbers due to COVID restrictions.


Previous open farm sundays

The pictures below were taken during the amazing weather we had for our Open Farm Sunday on Sunday 5th June 2016.  This is an annual event, run nationally each year, and each year we participate. 


Though the day has long since gone, we were privileged to have our friend Melanie Armstrong from Melanie Armstrong Photography, who took some stunning pictures of the day and we are loathe to hide them away!


 More information can be found about her work at