We offer a number of options for training.
We have 70 acres available for sheepdog training ranging from fairly flat fields to more challenging hilly areas. All fields are well fenced.
Main training field - approximately 15 acres of gently rolling valley land with an uphill outrun of approximately 400 yards.
Top training field - approximately 20 acres of varying terrain with terrific opportuities for longer outruns and driving practice. The terrain allows excellent opportunities for training bend-outs and pulls-in, and a modest sized double fetch.
Main hill area - approximately 30 acres of hilly and challenging terrain. This is for the most experienced dogs. Gathering opportunities available at certain times of the year.
Flat fields - if flat is what you like, there are two fairly flat (OK, mildly undulating!) fields available. Both fields are approximately 5 acres each. One of these fields is terrific for starting to train blind outruns. You'll need your hiking boots as these fields are at the top of the farm. The view is worth the walk.
Because we are a working farm, we might have to move ewes and lambs to another field in order to use the hill areas for training purposes. There will be short periods of time during the year where access to the hayfields may be restricted in order to allow for grass growth for hay and silage cutting. During these times, other fields will be available for training.
If you are on holiday in the area and would like a place to train your dogs, please give us a call on 01267 25 33 88. The fee is £15.00 per dog per day.
Main Training Field - approximately 15 acres
Some of the hill ground available for training
Dogs must be kept under control at all timesand please, no chasing the chickens. Please pick up after your dogs.