With the help of £1.4 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund, our 18th century watermill is being transformed into a national centre for milling excellence – take a tour and find out how your great-grandparents got their daily bread. Foodies can also join a tractor ride around the fields of our tenant farmers Riverford Organic Farms (it’s on our land).
Then there’s our wildlife trail, scavenger hunt and two new rambles – if you’re lucky, you’ll see the rare red kites and brown hares. Seasonal events range from our Lamb National to ploughing with vintage tractors. You can even meet a film star – some of our Shires appeared in War Horse.
In our 50th year as a charity dedicated to agricultural education, we continue to welcome students of all ages who want to learn traditional skills and get an insight into rural life. We hope that all our visitors not only have a great day out but feel they’ve learned something too.