Farm prepares to open its doors to the public

PHOTO. KEVIN McGUINNESS.'Zara and Olivia King and Cian Gorst from Cabus feeding a lamb at Cobble Hey Farm and Gardens

PHOTO. KEVIN McGUINNESS.'Zara and Olivia King and Cian Gorst from Cabus feeding a lamb at Cobble Hey Farm and Gardens

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The inhabitants of Cobble Hey are ready to show off their home and share an insight to life on the farm as they throw open the gates for the new year.

The family-run farm off Hobbs Lane, Claughton on Brock will re-open on February 11 for visitors to experience the gardens and explore the sights of the Forest of Bowland.

Edwina Miller, who runs Cobble Hey said: “We are a working farm and gardens in the Forest of Bowland and we have more than 900 sheep to lamb and offer the visitor a true farming experience, as well as the opportunity to visit the gardens or walk around the fantastic countryside around us.

“We can see the Isle of Man and the Welsh mountains from here.

“However the weather has had us all in a turmoil.

“We have never know it so wet, and yet so green.

“With the wild winds and the early spring, the garden is at a loss to know what to do.

“I had daffodils on 
January 1 – at 600 feet above sea level!”

The lambs are expected to make their arrival within the next few weeks and feeding events will be held on opening days at 11.30am, 2pm and 4pm.

Cobble Hey is open from Thursday till Sunday each week plus bank holidays.

But visitors should note the garden may at times be closed due to the very wet weather.

All are advised to make their visit with suitable foot wear. As well as the walks and activities, there is also an on-site cafe with home-made meals with locally sourced food, along with an outdoor and indoor play area.

Throughout the year Cobble Hey offers a wide programme of family 
activities.