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Discover #Farm24 – A Celebration of UK Farming!

August 2, 2023
August 2, 2023 - Discover #Farm24 – A Celebration of UK Farming!
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What is #Farm24?

#Farm24 is back, and we are thrilled to be a part of this fantastic initiative once again!

For 24 hours, starting from 5 am on Thursday 3rd August until 5 am on Friday 4th August, farmers across the UK will come together to showcase the diverse world of agriculture. Through live feeds of pictures, videos, Facebook posts, TikToks, Instagram stories, and Tweets, you’ll get a glimpse of the passion and dedication that goes into producing the food we all enjoy. Farming is not just a job but a way of life.

Sponsored by The Farmers Guardian and Morrisons #Farm24 aims to bridge the gap between farmers and the British public, to give a deeper understanding of the hard work, commitment, and love that goes into every aspect of farming.

It's a chance for us to celebrate and promote the many ways British farming positively impacts our economy, nourishes the nation, preserves the countryside, fights climate change, and contributes to overall well-being.

From our prospective

From our farm perspective, #Farm24 offers a unique opportunity to share our story with a wider audience. We take pride in responsibly raising our beef cattle and sheep, while also maintaining our picturesque Peak District landscape sustainably. We utilise the latest farming technology, whilst minimising our impact on the land. Our "LoveLocal" policy extends not only to the produce we grow but also to our hospitality for holiday guests who experience our special place during their stay.

Telehandler with bale

Throughout the day, we will be actively participating in #Farm24, documenting various farming activities. The farm animals are out at grass for the summer, but both sheep and cows need checking daily to ensure they are not injured, or infected by flies. It's important to count the cows to make sure none have escaped over the walls - last week Edwin the bull disappeared and was found with the neighbour's cows; as they say grass is always greener on the other side!

The free-range chickens need feeding and watering and locking up at night so Mr Fox doesn't eat them! Then there’s field work including, pasture topping, gate repairs, and fixing dry stone walls.

chickens on stable door

Meanwhile, I'll be multitasking, baking biscuits, preparing for the arrival of holiday guests, managing farm-related administrative tasks, and sharing our journey on social media. What makes farming interesting is that no two days are the same!

calf feeding from cow

Farming - a way of life

Farming has always been a challenging vocation, shaped by weather, seasons, livestock needs, and long hours of hard work. But it's a way of life that is vital in shaping the countryside, supporting rural communities, and providing essential food for the entire nation. David was born and bred at Hoe Grange and we are fortunate that our self-catering holiday business supports our farming income, allowing us to continue our rural lifestyle.

This week we have been TB testing the cows, which is always nerve-wracking.  It's not just about animal health, TB has an impact on our farm income. It is such a relief when the whole herd is passed as TB free, allowing us to trade and send our beef cows to the Bakewell market.

At Hoe Grange, we understand the importance of sustainability, harnessing the natural resources around us. From solar panels that track the sun to a wind turbine generating electricity, we're committed to running a modern farming business that minimizes overheads and remains competitive.

Let's continue to support British farming and its vital role in our lives and the environment.

follow #Farm24 on social media on Thursday 3rd August to see what farmers across the UK are getting up to!

Happy #Farm24!

Felicity 

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Hoe Grange Holidays Tripadvisor Comments...

  • star rating  Arrived and was shown to our pod, fantastic location and the pod was very good indeed plus we had home made bread and milk and tea and coffee. A... read more

    mickvfr
    July 28, 2019

    star rating  What can I say?
    Absolutely superb!
    We have just returned from a family weekend staying in Daisybank cabin and the Skylark pod.
    It was our first trip away with my... read more

    Wheelieuser
    June 13, 2019

    star rating  Stayed last week, from 6th to 13th September in the log cabin called Hipley. This was amazing, it was our first visit but certainly not our last. Gold standard disability... read more

    548julie
    September 14, 2019
  • star rating  We wanted a complete break and some peace and quiet and this was perfect. The caravan was secluded with beautiful views over the countryside. Everything was spotlessly clean and well... read more

    joanne B
    June 4, 2019

    star rating  For the second year running, we have had a great family holiday at Hoe Grange. We had one cabin for the week, for two sisters and our elderly wheelchair-using... read more

    EJYork2013
    June 25, 2019

    star rating  A beautiful place to stay! Amazingly run family business! Everyone were very welcoming, friendly and cozy! The skylark pod we stayed in was very clean, cozy and well equipped! The... read more

    sophiee249
    January 2, 2020
  • star rating  Myself and my sister travelled to Costa Rica and Panama via Viva Holidays Ltd. The holiday was exceptional and one to be treasured forever. Andrew at Viva Holidays... read more

    Paula C
    July 4, 2019

    star rating  We had a lovely time staying in one of the incredibly well equipped pods. I bought my pony along and we had some great rides on the high peak trail.... read more

    plopster1
    June 7, 2019

    star rating  We stayed in Rainster cabin for a long weekend 6 th to 9 th September. This was my 5 th visit to the amazing Hoe Grange. I had visited before... read more

    Jan Horsman J
    September 17, 2019
  • star rating  Loved every minute of our stay, and so did the family and friends that came to stay. Excellent facilities in our cosy Hipley log cabin. By far the best... read more

    krimpenijssel
    October 25, 2019

    star rating  Lovely place to holiday near to interesting locations and easy access to the High Peak trail and Carsington Water. Part of a working farm with fresh produce to enjoy during... read more

    Angie B
    August 3, 2019

    star rating  We stayed in the Skylark pod last October (2018) and had a lovely time. There was homemade, rustic goods (bread, biscuits etc) when we arrived. Felicity and David who run... read more

    KBarry
    September 15, 2019
  • star rating  It's been three years since we last visited but once we arrived it certainly didn't feel like it!
    We stayed in Hipley again which had had a refurbished wet... read more

    ElizabethA717
    September 21, 2019

    star rating  Second visit to the accessible holiday cabins at Hoe Grange. David and Felicity were as helpful and friendly as ever. We had a welcome pack of freshly baked bread, butter,... read more

    Charlotte M
    August 7, 2019

    star rating  We have just returned from a short stay in one of the pods on site at Hoe Grange Holidays. We couldn’t recommend them enough. The pod has everything you could... read more

    Catboy86
    August 17, 2019
  • star rating  We love this place. Very wheelchair friendly, really well equipped and comfortable, with easy access by car to lots of places of interest particularly Crich Tramway Village, Chatsworth, Bakewell and... read more

    dghiggs61
    October 25, 2019

    star rating  Another great holiday at Hoe Grange - such a great place for us all to holiday as a family - this time with a baby, a 3 yr old, a... read more

    Thesamps
    October 4, 2019

    star rating  We spent four nights at Hoe Grange and had a lovely time. The location is fantastic and right next to the High Peak Trail. The cabin was very clean and... read more

    Big_Al_0000
    July 16, 2019
  • star rating  We stayed for a night in one of the cabins . The cabin was spotless and very well equipped , lots of extra touches were added like fresh eggs and... read more

    Ajtravels14
    February 3, 2020

    star rating  lovely surroundings real farm country with chickens paying you a visit nice decking area to chill at the end of the day accommodation very good plenty to do nearby... read more

    vincent s
    July 28, 2019

    star rating  We've just returned from our second visit to Hoe Grange. The suggested riding routes with stunning scenery were enjoyed by my daughter and I while the menfolk were delighted with... read more

    Jdrichie12
    July 11, 2019
  • star rating  What a lovely weekend away! We stayed in the lovely gypsy caravan, which was a wonderful and really unique experience. We took along our two horses, who also had a... read more

    rachelthomas2015
    June 18, 2019

    star rating  We stayed in Pinder cabin and had a lovely stay, the cabin was spacious and comfortable, nice and warm after cold days out. The children loved meeting the animals and... read more

    Tiggywinkle15
    November 5, 2019

    star rating  On arriving at Hoe Grange in a downpour, we doubted if we’d made the right decision to go glamping, but after the warm welcome from David and a quick tour,... read more

    karenmD4738KD
    June 25, 2019
  • star rating  What a wonderful find. As our first experience of needing accessible accommodation we could not have wished for better. Beautiful well equipped lodges in lovely surroundings. We stayed in both... read more

    L9943KBlesleym
    April 3, 2020

    star rating  Felicity and David made us feel very welcome right from our booking. The pods are well equipped and spotlessly clean. The area is very peaceful with great views and we... read more

    Adventurer_12121
    January 30, 2020

    star rating  We stayed in Skylark, one of the two glamping pods available at Hoe Grange in February 2020.

    Felicity & David welcomed us when we arrived to show us around... read more

    HelenLCarter
    February 6, 2020
  • star rating  We love this place. Very wheelchair friendly, really well equipped and comfortable, with easy access by car to lots of places of interest particularly Crich Tramway Village, Chatsworth, Bakewell and... read more

    David H
    October 25, 2019

    star rating  Recently spent a week in "Pinder" and had a lovely time. The location is stunning - the site is nestled in a beautiful valley on the edge of the Peaks... read more

    Peachey167
    July 16, 2019

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