Croasdale House Farm, is a 980ha Beef & Sheep Hill farm, near Slaidburn in the Forest of Bowland. It is part of the United Utilities Bowland estate, and is farmed by tenants Malcolm and Marty Handley along with their family. They took on the tenancy in 1990, having lived and worked at Croasdale since 1983.
Malcolm is a firm believer in the fact that farming for the environment can go hand in hand with a commercially run farm business, and is more than happy to show anyone who's interested exactly what has been achieved over the last 10 years, formally under Countryside Stewardship and now Natural England's Environmental Stewardship Schemes.
The farm is home to the CROASDALE herd of Pedigree Belted Galloways, as well as Swaledale and LLeyn sheep and their crosses. It is also home, courtesy of holding educational visits, to Kune Kune pigs, Dutch rabbits, many breeds of hens and some ducks! (all that's missing is the partridge in the pear tree)
Visitors are always welcome at Croasdale. There are four footpaths that go through the farm, and you can often find a nature trail treasure hunt, or a woodland walk if you want.
We have a specially designed meat room up near the house, where you can buy our BELTIN GOOD BEEF as you pass through, or place an order to pick up at another time.Please see the BEEF section on the site for prices and availability.