Visit an organic farm

Pennyhooks Farm, Wiltshire

Pennyhooks Farm is a small organic beef farm situated on the Oxfordshire/Wiltshire border that has been owned by the Otter family for over 50 years.

Landscape

With views across to the oldest White Horse in the country the farm is very beautiful. There are ancient flower meadows and high limestone land which falls away to wetland pastures and a meandering brook. The terraced strip lynchets show evidence of farming here for over 3000 years.

Livestock

The main enterprise of the farm is an Aberdeen Angus suckler heard of beef cattle, who graze the 100 acres of grassland in the fine months. In the winter they are housed and are fed hay and silage harvested from the fields during the summer.

Pennyhooks Project

In addition to agriculture, the farm is host to the Pennyhooks Project, which provides a unique experience for young people who have Autism/Aspergers Syndrome. The peaceful rural setting, supportive environment and the opportunity to have hands on experience in the running of a working farm as part of a team, provides a wealth of opportunity for personal growth and development. The young people can study the Countryside Stewardship Course, accredited by the OCN, under guidance and care that is tailored to meet the needs of the individual.

Arranging a visit

Visits are by arrangement only. Please contact the farm to discuss.

How to get there

The farm is on the A420 Swindon to Oxford road. From Swindon travelling east towards Oxford it is signposted on the left, between the Shrivenham turn and the Watchfield roundabout (Just after the footbridge that crosses the carriageway).                  

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