7. Denmark Farm

Denmark Farm

Denmark Farm is a conservation centre run by the Shared Earth Trust, which aims at restoring biodiversity to the farmed countryside in Britain. As well as being a case study in conservation, the farm is now a centre for visitors and runs training programmes concerning conservation, ecological issues, habitats and plant and animal species.

The Shared Earth Trust was founded in 1987 and has become a project of national importance as a template for the changing of farming methods on land that has been previously influenced by intensive management.

For more information see: www.shared-earth-trust.org.uk

Walks

Denmark Farm has several trails around and across the site. They vary in length, and have different aspects of conservation work to see along the way, including the development of woodland habitats, marshland and meadow, hedgerows, ponds and scrub. These are home to many species of mammal, birds, and insects, and a diversity of plant life, which means that the season will make a big difference in what one can see here.

Access to the trails is free, and they are open from Friday to Monday throughout the year (some trails are closed during late summer and autumn). Some sections have level access and are therefore wheelchair accessible.

Denmark Farm grid ref.: SN587537

Getting There: The farm is 2km north of Betws Bledrws, which is actually not in the Teifi valley, but that of the Dulas – a significant tributary that joins the Teifi in nearby Lampeter.

Turn off the main Tregaron road (A485) at the beginning of Betws Bledrws, and follow the smaller road until a sign for the farm.

Bus: The 588 Lampeter to Aberystwyth service stops at Betws Bledrws. For times see:

www.ceredigion.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=483

Parking: In farmyard.

Facilities: Information and interpretation boards, compost toilet (see web-site for details of facilities relating to training days and group visits).