Carr Farm in Burgh St Peter, Norfolk is located in the beautiful Waveney Valley in The Broads National Park. The farm comprises over 100 acres of grassland. The oldest part of the farmhouse dates back to 1601, the house and yard stands at the centre of the farm and overlooks the grazing marshes across the valley to the Waveney River, the woodlands of Somerleyton and Herringfleet Mill.
The higher lands are used for outwintering our belted galloway cattle and the marshes grazed in the summer and also used for taking a cut of hay to feed the animals through the winter, all farming is low impact with the whole farm being in a mix of Higher level and mid tier Environmental Stewardship Schemes. An emphasis is placed on Conservation and Wildlife with hedges and woodlands having been planted and a woodland wildlife habitat having been restored. Wildflowers have been reintroduced to the winter grazing fields both by overseeding and a mix of regenerative practices including mob-grazing and bale rolling. A block of over 40 acres of marshes have been developed with footdrains and sluices to hold water through the winter for over wintering birds including pink footed geese, lapwing, red shank, snipe and bittern.
The farm has fantastic wildlife biodiversity with a range of wildlife from reptiles and snakes on the higher sandy lands to Hares and Roe, Muntjac and Water deer in the woodlands and marshes. Barn owls nest in both farm buildings and boxes, with the Little owl and Tawny in the woodlands. The Heron, Egret and Mute Swans are a common sight on the marshes, and the Marsh Harrier is a frequent visitor. In winter months the grazing marshes of the Waveney Valley are a magnet for migrating birds in particular great flocks of pink footed, Barnacle and canada geese together with snipe and lapwings.
We are a small mixed farm growing hay and haylage and rearing high welfare Geese and Pasture for Life certified Belted Galloway cattle. Beef and goose products are available from the farm and our on-line shop.