A Walk around Mabley Farm
Mark O’Brien will expertly guide you around Mabley Farm in Woolhope, an estate featuring 140 acres of woodland usually closed to the public.
Mark and his partner, Elizabeth Vice, have spent years putting their heart and soul into Mabley by using traditional farming methods.
It was this sustainable approach which saw them featured on Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s hit BBC series Hugh’s Wild West earlier this year when viewers saw the couple care for and reintroduce a clutch of Harvest Mice into the wild.
The guided walk, at 2pm on Saturday 7th July, will last two hours. Those on it will glimpse Longhorn Cattle and Wiltshire Horn sheep, plus a marsh full of rare plants.
Other plants and wildlife barely seen elsewhere are also present, along with birds of prey and 14 of the UK’s 18 bat species, although glimpses of all these creatures cannot be guaranteed.
What is certain, though, is a warm welcome by Mark and Elizabeth, and a phenomenal view across the lush, undulating and beguiling Herefordshire countryside.
Last year, St Michael’s Hospice cared for Elizabeth’s father, Peter, at their Woolhope home.
He died at the beginning of November but the care given to her family by the Hospice at Home team left such an impressive that the couple pledged to hold a fundraiser for St Michael’s.
Places, which are limited, can be booked here.
Time 1.45pm for a 2pm start
Start point: Siege Wood car park, Woolhope, HR1 4QL
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