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Waltham Place Farm, Berkshire

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Waltham Place Farm, Berkshire

Waltham Place is a 89 hectare estate comprising farmland, woodland and orchards, with landscaped and ornamental gardens. The entire estate is managed organically. The farm itself makes up 75 ha and includes a kitchen garden.

Organic livestock

As well as organic vegetables and fruit, there is a small herd of Jersey milking cows, a flock of Jacob and Castlemilk Moorit sheep, Berkshire and Tamworth pigs, and laying hens. The kitchen gardens produce a wide range of seasonal vegetables, fruit and salad crops. There are also ornamental gardens which are kept in the naturalistic style.

Conservation

A number of woodland paths, including a hazel nut avenue and a lime walk, cris-cross the parkland providing easy access and wildlife corridors through the farm. The lake is home to many ducks, geese, amphibians and dragonflies. Careful management of the old pasture conserves the wild flowers. Newly planted trees provide shelter for crops, livestock and wildlife. Hedges are maintained using traditional methods and the ancient orchard contains old apple varieties like the beauty of Bath and Newton wonder.

Marketing

The farm produces and processes home reared meat, sausages, bacon and salami, selling them at local farmers' markets, along with vegetables from the kitchen garden. From May to September there is a farm shop and tea room on site selling the farm’s own produce.

School and group visits

The farm is happy to show school parties around the farm and a classroom is also available. Guided tours are available for groups by arrangement.

How to get there   

By road: From junction 8/9 of the M4, head towards Maidenhead and take the next turning at junction 9A. Head towards White Waltham, turning left after passing the airfield. Go past the church and you will find the Ormandy visitor centre on the right.
By bike: Find your route on the Sustrans website         

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