Lowther Park Farms
Over 3200 acres of historic parkland and farmland are farmed by the estate’s ‘in hand’ farming company, Lowther Park Farms Ltd, which is based at Home Farm adjacent to Lowther Castle. The land rises from 600 feet to over 1000 feet above sea level on fells above the Lake District. The ground is mixed but most is richly fertile and supports four key enterprises.
- 5200 Breeding ewes plus 1000 replacements
- 200 summer grazed store cattle
We describe our approach to farming as ‘traditional modern’.
For several years we farmed organically, but did not see any difference between organic and the best conventional systems that we now adopt. We believe that providing the best possible environment and welfare for our stock is more important than adhering to a regime. We pride ourselves on the quality of stockmanship and management at Lowther and adopt an extensive system which combines all the environmental issues that need to be maintained whilst holding a profitable business.
“Our stock graze historic parkland around the ruins of Lowther Castle, among magnificent ancient trees, in the valley of the River Lowther and high on the fells of the Lake District in the Lake District National Park, Cumbria.
The Family have been farming here for 800 years, and our approach to farming is always to conserve and where possible, enhance the land in our care.
We are proud of the quality of our stock and our farming methods. Looking after our animals and our land we can provide our customers with the tastiest, consistent and safest meat, a real taste of the Lake District”.