Farm & Village
On our family farm in the lovely Peak District village of Litton
Lovely Litton in the heart of the Peak District
Litton is a pretty little village, nestling under Litton Edge and overlooking the stunning Cressbrook Dale which is a National Nature Reserve. Just a short walk across our fields its, a must for walkers and naturalists. The dale is famous for its flora and fauna which includes early purple orchids which carpet the dale sides in late May/early June, cowslips, water voles, brown hares and ravens which nest in Ravensdale. Peters Stone (or Gibbet Rock as it is known locally – see my blog), is the large limestone boulder which stands proud at the north end of the dale.
The Litton Loop is a wonderful walk from the door, taking you through Cressbrook Dale and across Litton Edge to neighbouring Tideswell.
The Red Lion, a traditional friendly pub, which serves great food, is at the heart of the village, along with the Litton community shop and post office. Pretty limestone cottages line the village greens, which are just the place to sit on one of the wooden benches and watch the world go by, with an ice cream from the shop! For the more adventurous, the playground and sensory garden offers both young and old a lovely space to play and relax.
Just a short walk away is the larger village of Tideswell, which has a small supermarket, along with a selection of independent local shops, cafes and pubs.
Stay on our Family Farm
The Farm has been home to the Weston family for over fifty years. It is a livestock farm with both cattle and sheep. We have Holstein cattle, the black and white ones, which calve in the summer and autumn.
We also have a small flock of pedigree Texel sheep which lamb in February and March. They are the Limestone Flock, which is named after the traditional limestone walls which you will find on the farm, creating the distinctive patchwork of fields synonymous with the Peak District.
The farm is also home to a wonderful range of wildlife including our marvellous brown hares, partridges, pheasants and buzzards. Spring brings wild flowers in abundance, with early purple orchids, saxifrages, cuckoo flower and cowslips carpeting the fields and grassy slopes of nearby Cressbrook Dale.
We are happy to give you a guided tour of the farm, show you the animals, and let the children have a sit on one of the tractors – please just ask. Please remember to bring your wellies!!
For your own safety we ask that you do not wander around the farm unattended.