Educational Access Site

Kestle Farm (Lobbs Farm Shop)

County : Cornwall



What there is to see and do :

Kestle farm is an 800 acre traditional Cornish farm which has been run by the Lobb family for five generations, producing beef, lamb, wheat, barley and vegetables. The farm is situated in a beautiful part of Cornwall adjacent to the Lost Gardens of Heligan. The Lobb family are enthusiastic farmers and endeavour to farm and care for the countryside to a high standard. The activities available to visitors include a farm tour on a purpose built trailer, a countryside interpretation facility with interactive computers. There are woodland walks, streams and pastures with views of Cows and their calves, as well as ewes and lambs.

Farm activities
Hedgerow surveys, pond/stream dipping. Viewing South Devon cows & calves as well as our flock of ewes with lambs. Farmer guided tours on a trailer.

Habitats
Flower-rich grassland, Ponds, Hedgerows, Wodlands, Arable

Facilities
Toilets, Disabled toilet, Hard surface parking, Wet-shelter available, Picnic area, Teachers information pack, Farm facts leaflet, Car parking (50), Coach parking (2), Minibus parking (5)

Wildlife
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Other features
Ancient woodland, ancient stone cross, Cornish hedgerows, pastures and meadows. Farmer interested in talking about the countryside. Panoramic views of Cornish countryside.

Conservation on farm
The farm has several measures to encourage conservation such as, arable margins, grassland margins; pastures with little or no artificial fertilisers applied, several ponds, orchard creation, wild bird food crops, woodland management and a new permissive path.

Archaeological or Landscape features
Scheduled Ancient Monument.




Other information


Site Number
07/053/0041

OS Grid Reference
SW995467

OS LandRanger Sheet Number(s)
204

Access end date
30 October, 2016

Information Last Updated
30 October, 2007



To Arrange a visit

If this site is of interest, please contact Terry, Ian or Richard Lobb on telephone number 01726 844411 to arrange a visit.