Wild Haweswater

Lee Schofield is RSPB Senior Site Manager at Haweswater, and author of the critically acclaimed book, Wild Fell: Fighting for Nature on a Lake District Hill Farm. Together with landowner United Utilities, the RSPB at Haweswater are carrying out large scale ecological restoration in a way that is compatible with sustainable upland farming. A flock of North Country Cheviot sheep, alongside Fell Ponies and Belted Galloway and Highland Cattle help to sustain the landscape's rich mosaic of woodland, meadow and mountain.
We use the Cheviot fleece to make our Haweswater tweed and throws.
Lee Schofield holding a lamb

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.