North Wessex Downs Walking Festival

Sheepdrove walking trails

North Wessex Downs AONB are holding their third Walking Festival at the beginning of June and we are really excited to be taking part this year.  There is really something for everyone with 27 walks with opportunities to seek out wildlife or history, visit a working farm or simply soak up the views from the […]

Bumblebee Conservation Trust

A bee

We were thrilled to host Bumblebee Conservation Trust and Plantlife for a fascinating two day Open Farm Event at Sheepdrove. There were fascinating talks on bumblebee identification, monitoring and ecology and how to create pollinator positive habitats. We learned about Bee Steward, a computer software tool designed to help farmers and land managers to understand […]

Green Weekend in Lambourn Valley

Banner advertising Green Weekend in Lambourn Valley

We are delighted to be part of the inaugural Green Weekend in the Lambourn Valley!  12.30pm Tour of Reedbed Water Filtration System and Ancient Woodland Sheepdrove Organic FarmLearn how Sheepdrove’s reed bed wetland filters all the sewage on the farm and operates with no chemicals or machinery, relying entirely on gravity to create a flow […]

Beekeepers at Sheepdrove

Members of The Natural Beekeeping Trust attend the 2023 conference at Sheepdrove Organic Farm

According to Albert Einstein, our very existence is inextricably linked to bees – he is reputed to have said: “If the bee disappears off the surface of the globe, then man would only have four years of life left.” We were immensely privileged to host the The Natural Beekeeping Trust (NBKT) for a two day […]

Go Green with Thatcham Refillable

Thatcham Refillable display reusable green products

Husband and wife team Jenny and Tom set up Thatcham Refillable in September 2018. They supply ethical, sustainable, vegan and UK made household cleaning and personal care products, refill customers’ used bottles (and apply product labels) and their supply containers return to the manufacturer to be refilled and sent back out again, eliminating single use […]

We Won!

We won!  Sheepdrove won two awards from the Sustainable Wedding Alliance! We are passionately committed to sustainability and so are absolutely thrilled to receive this recognition. Net Zero Leader Building Biodiversity  We could not be prouder of the entire Sheepdrove team and all who have supported our journey towards sustainability.  We hope that winning these awards […]

Wedding Open Weekend

oak room prepared for wedding celebrations

Our next Open Event for Weddings is on 28th and 29th January from 12 midday until 5pm. We’d love to show you round our epic spaces both inside and out the operationally carbon net zero green building that is home to our licensed ceremony rooms – and we still have some availability for weddings in […]

Wedding Open Day

sheepdrove hall prepared for a wedding

Looking for a wedding venue that offers a modern rustic vibe, hidden away in beautiful unspoilt countryside? Sheepdrove is hosting wedding viewings on Sunday 2nd October 11am-3pm. The Oak Room at Sheepdrove is a contemporary long barn constructed with the curved timbers of a traditional cruck frame. Or, if you are considering an intimate wedding […]

Renewing Renewables

farm building with scaffolding

Our various solar arrays are receiving essential servicing this summer to make sure they’re fully functioning for the winter. Sheepdrove’s events venue and farm office building is operationally net zero carbon. All electricity used is from renewable sources, provided by exclusively green and renewable only energy suppliers and our own solar and wind installations. Heating […]

Harvest is Underway

combine harvester at work

Harvest began on July 25th with the winter oats. With the weather on his side Gavin has finished the rye, winter oats, winter wheat and the Wildfarmed wheat. Wildfarmed was founded by Andy Cato, an award-winning mixed arable and livestock farmer. Once a successful Grammy nominated musician (Grove Armada anyone?), Andy gave that up after […]