Low Fold can be seen on the right of the picture running down to the valley bottom in the centre.

Low Fold is a working hill farm in Cumbria. Staveley Head valley had 8 farms 20 years ago now Low Fold is the last working farm in the valley.

 A sign of the times, sadly making a living in hill farming is becoming a thing of the past

With aprox 260 acres of hill land (not one flat field) quality of the stock farmed is very important.

Pedigree Limousin cattle are sold at 12months old to the store trade. Bulls are sold to local herds.

Sheep are bred pure and crossed with fat lambs being sold off grass dead weight. Replacement females wintered on the salt marshes join the flock in the spring and are put in lamb in winter for lambing early April.

The land is rough, we do not have land that can be ploughed (we have too many BIG stones !)

The pictures below show the areas that make Low Fold.

Low Fold Farm House

The hay fields

The hay fields

This picture shows
the Beach

View of Kentmere

Down the dell




Looking down to Staveley