Our 2023 farm walk season has finished. We will kick off another season of farm walks in early Summer 2024.
These farm walks are an opportunity to Farming for Nature farmers to showcase their contribution to nature and good farming practices on their land. They are a great opportunity to meet likeminded farmers and to gain an insight into the creative and inspiring ways that farmers can incorporate, protect and enhance nature on their land. The walks cost €10 to attend in order to reduce the number of no-shows. This is a not-for-profit initiative and all monies received will be circulated back into the farming community.
WHAT ARE THE ONSITE INSIGHT FARM WALKS:
- This will be a 2.5 hour (approximately) visit to the farm and will include a walk around with the farmer/farm family, a look at some of the habitats and species present, as well as focusing specifically on actions the farmer has done for nature with their livestock and/or crops, and a discussion with the farmer about how they manage the land in support of nature.
- Numbers will normally be restricted to approx. 25 attendees, so in order to secure a place you must to book a ticket beforehand through our booking system. You will receive the farm location and meeting point for the walk via email the week of the walk.
- Numbers will normally be restricted to approx. 25 attendees, so in order to secure a place you must to book a ticket beforehand through our booking system. Ticket holders will receive the farm location, parking instructions and the meeting point for the walk, via email, the week of the walk. Please keep an eye on your email and spam folder (as sometimes these emails end up in spam).
- These walks are for farmers and people with an interest in farming for nature. They are meant to be an interactive knowledge exchange between people with a real interest in farming and nature. They are not suitable for children, or for people/groups looking for an ‘organised walk’ in the countryside.
- These walks are non-profit but a booking fee is necessary. It costs €10 to register and all funds are circulated back into the farming community.
- Please wear suitable footwear for uneven and potentially muddy conditions.
- We would ask that you please respect these farmers, their land and livestock when visiting. Dogs are not welcome. You will be turned away if you arrive with one.
Farming For Nature would like to thank the farmers for their generosity in hosting these farm walks and facilitating onsite discussions around their practical actions for nature.
These events have been jointly supported by Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine and the National Parks and Wildlife Service.