Close Foot Farm

Close Foot Farm is run by Phil Mulcaster who also works for the National Trust as a forester. He keeps Swaledales, Mules and a few Bluefaced Leicester sheep. Phil loves shearing and as well as shearing competitively, shears many flocks around the South Lakes area including our sheep.

Phil's wool is used in our Coniston tweed and throws.


shearer tipping sheep ready for shearing



Our Farms

Crakside Farm

Sadie and Nick Edmondson farm at the southern end of Crake Valley.

Hollins Farm

Sam Rawlins and Lizzie Weir farm Sam's family farm in Ennerdale. Sam is the sixth generation of Rawlins on this farm and Lizzie is also from a farming family.

Nibthwaite Grange Farm

John Atkinson is the sixth generation of Atkinsons to farm at Nibthwaite Grange.