Look out for little folk as you follow our fairy and flower trail near Kendal. Wander (skip, run or fly!) down to the pond where you’ll discover a dingly dell full of fairy doors.
There are twelve fairy doors for you to find, each matching the plants and flowers on our dell detective tick list. You can download the tick list ahead of your visit (download here), or collect one from the farm shop on arrival.
Once you’ve found all twelve fairy doors you can let everyone know you’re a great dell detective.
All of the plants and flowers featured on the fairy doors grow around our farm. If you see them growing, why not take a picture and add it to the Woodland Trust nature survey? They track the effects of weather and climate change on wildlife and you can help their scientists to discover the answers to questions such as:
What effect has recent weather had on wildlife? Does climate change affect timings in nature?
The Woodland Trust survey is the UK’s biggest record of the changing seasons, with over 4,400 nature-watchers noting down the behaviour of 70 species or plants, animals and fungi. From the first ladybird to the last oak leaf, let them know what’s happening by using their Nature’s Calendar website.
You can plot your findings from your visit to our fairy and flower trail near Kendal, upload your photos and view them instantly on the live map. You can also check out what other recorders are spotting in the UK.
Your records are an invaluable source of information for researchers across the world trying to understand the impact of climate change.
You’re very welcome to extend your fairy and flower walk and complete the free farm trail. It takes you through the farm’s fields and into the woods – passing the cows and hens in the fields, the vegetable plots at Growing Well, and the fruit trees in the orchard.
There is a huge variety of plant, animal and bird life here at Low Sizergh, which changes with the seasons and co-exists with the livestock. As you walk the trail, which is just under 2 miles, you’ll learn more about how our natural and holistic farming principles are put into practice on this beautiful farm.