Educational Access Site

Churchtown Farm and Lansallos Barton Farm

County : Cornwall

What there is to see and do :

Churchtown farm is a working 550 acre organic farm with a strong emphasis on wildlife and conservation. It is a National Trust farm situated on the coast and bordering an SSSI along the coastal fringe. Traditional North Devon, South Devon and Angus cattle graze the species rich pastures which provide habitat for invertebrates including the rare hornet robber fly as well as many ground nesting birds such as the skylark. Barn owls breed regularly on the farm and can be observed in their box using a cctv link. A covered barn and handwashing and toilet facilities are available for groups.

Farm activities
Barn owl box with camera, animals to see and touch

Flower-rich grassland, Hedgerows, Arable

Toilets, Disabled toilet, Hard surface parking, Wet-shelter available, Picnic area, Teachers information pack, Farm facts leaflet, Car parking (30), Minibus parking (5)

Bordering SSSI along the length of the coast. Land is part of AONB.

Other features
Species rich, tussocky grassland managed for invertebrates, ground nesting birds and as a hunting ground for barn owl and other birds of prey. Arable fields managed to provide feeding grounds for farmland birds such as yellowhammer and skylark. The site is a potential habitat for cirl bunting.

Conservation on farm
Cornish hedgebanks have been restored and field corners planted with trees to create habitat and corridors for wildlife. The entire farm is managed extensively and organically, providing habitat for a wide range of plants and animals including important target species.

Other information

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OS Grid Reference

OS LandRanger Sheet Number(s)

Access end date
31 July, 2017

Information Last Updated
02 August, 2007

To Arrange a visit

If this site is of interest, please contact Mark and Charlotte Russell on telephone number 01726 870375 to arrange a visit.