Farming & Forestry

A working farm, proudly supporting local businesses

Farming has been at the heart of Farleigh Wallop Estate for centuries. Today we grow a huge variety of crops, and we are proud of our contribution to the nation’s food supply, and of our support for local businesses.

What do we grow?

Our rich array of soils, including clay, chalk, and flint, provide a variety of seasonal crops for supply, food and energy. Using the latest in farming equipment and technology, we grow our produce in a sustainable and environmentally conscious way.

Oil seed rape for bio oil

Winter oats for MOMA products 

Winter barley for beer

Spring barley for Bimber Whiskey 

Winter wheat for breadmaking

Maize for cattle feed and anaerobic digestioN

Forestry on the Estate

The Estate is home to 1,018 acres of woodland area with equal proportions of conifers and broadleaf, including some ancient woodland.

The mixed broadleaf plantings date from 1860 through to the present day whilst most of the conifers date from between 1962 and 1966.

Through management of the woodland we are able to provide our own wood for woodchip for our biomass district heating system. This provides carbon neutral heat to 15 properties.

For the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022, 1,300 trees including Oak, Wild Cherry, Silver Birch and Field Maple were planted across three sites to commemorate the special year. The trees were specially selected to complement those which already feature in the landscape, providing long lasting wildlife habitats and increasing biodiversity alongside acting as a carbon sink to help tackle the climate emergency. The trees were planted in three different Parishes in which the Estate owns land.