Hazel, willow and storytelling from Bedfordshire

Farm walks and talks

Wassledine's Bottoms' Corner wood is a beautiful and relaxing place to visitGravenhurst is a quiet village, hidden away and not really on the way to anywhere, although surprisingly close to Luton, Biggleswade and Bedford. Good walking on public rights of way make it a lovely spot to take in a ramble through Bedfordshire’s middle bits. Read on to find out more.

Find out more

Lots of locals enjoy walking around our fields every day of the week. People are interested in the cattle and the willow and regularly ask about what we do and how it affects the countryside and the wildlife that lives here; we can often be found chatting – it’s a friendly kind of place. If you’d like to find out more about the farm; what we do, how we do it and why (and a whole load more besides), we would be delighted to show you around. Read on for details.

Group Visits
A Wildlife Watch group playing 'sound moose' in Wassledine's meadows

A Wildlife Watch group playing ‘sound moose’ in Wassledine’s meadows

Let us introduce you to the cattle, visit our willow beds, find out about wildlife on the farm and hear about the day to day issues we are dealing with at the moment. Here’s a chance to get a little closer to the land, ask anything you wish about what we do and enjoy this beautiful bit of Bedfordshire. Visits can be tailored to your group and could include storytelling, willow weaving or a “farm detectives” activity. We can provide refreshments or you are welcome to bring your own picnic.

Terrain: unsurfaced, undulating grass with some slopes of up to 1:10. No stiles or other similar barriers.

Jane introducing our Red Polls to a group

Jane introducing our Red Polls to a group of Brownies

Charges:
Small group (20 people or less): £50 total
Large Group (over 20 people) £2.50 per person

Charges are for a general guided walk lasting between 1.5 and 2.5 hours. Please note additional charges may apply and there may be a restriction on group size depending on the activity you wish to do.

Refreshments:
If you would like us to provide refreshments please choose form the following options:
Squash and biscuits: add 50p per person
Hot drink and homemade cake:  add £2 per person

If you’d like to book a group visit please call Jane and Guy 01462 711815 or email

Woodland Visits
Bottoms' Corner Wood - a lovely venue for a woodland visit

Bottoms’ Corner Wood – a lovely venue for a woodland visit

Bottoms’ Corner Wood is on a secluded part of the farm with no public access. We can offer guided activities – den building, campfire stories, games and crafts or you can hire the woods to run your own activity session.  The perfect location for youth groups, Guides and Scouts.

If you’d like to bring your group to Bottoms’ Corner please speak to Jane and Guy 01462 711815  or email

Talks

We are very happy to come to your group’s meeting and provide a talk of perhaps 30- 45 minutes. Currently we offer two standard talks –
Wassledine’s farming year‘ – a season by season account of what we do, how we do it and why; with the opportunity to get your hands on some willow if there’s time.
Storytelling’ – the whys, hows and whens; a chance to hear some tales and perhaps even try some of your own.
We charge from around £50

Come for a walk
Gravenhurst's a lovely place to walk

Gravenhurst’s a lovely place to walk

Much of our small farm is accessible all the time, either on public footpaths or through permissive access that forms part of our Countryside Stewardship Scheme.
The farm also lies on a promoted walk that passes through Silsoe and Shillington – details at www.letsgo.org.uk so if you just fancy a walk, why not take a look?

Get In Touch

  Address: 45 Clophill Road, Gravenhurst, Bedford, MK45 4JH

  Phone: 01462 711815

  Mobile: 07794 013876

  Web: http://wassledine.co.uk

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