Our farm walks schedule is now completed for 2022. We will have a new series of walks starting in late Spring 2023.
These farm walks are an opportunity for our 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. We have put together a provisional schedule for May – October 2022 which you can see below. Some of the farm walks are now open for bookings, and we will continue to open bookings on a phased basis throughout the year. Do keep an eye on our social media/website to see possible updates or changes to this schedule as time progresses. For the farm walks that bookings are not yet opened, you can submit an ‘expression of interest’ (join a waiting list) for the walk you wish to join, and you will be notified when the booking is open. Places will be offered on a first come, first served basis. 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 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 the livestock and/or crops, and a discussion with the farmer about how he/she/they manage the land in support of nature.
- Depending on the national restrictions, numbers will either be restricted to 15 or 25, so in order to get a place you have to book beforehand through our booking system then you will receive exact details of where to meet etc. This will be opened up at least a month prior to the walk.
- 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 to minimise the frustrating level of no-shows. 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.
If you have any questions in relation to the farm walks please contact Lucy at email@example.com
Farming For Nature would like to thank the farmers for their generosity in hosting these farm walks.
These events have been jointly supported by Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine and the National Parks and Wildlife Service.