Ingram Valley Farm – looking after the land, to live for today and farm for tomorrow.
Preservation of heritage and wildlife:
Ingram Valley truly believes sustainable farming is the only option. Our farm, situated in the Cheviot hills with a 6000-year-old history of farming, is proof you can farm sustainably and respectively of the surrounding environment. We value our beautiful countryside and wildlife; incredibly thankful it has provided us with livelihood it has for so many generations.
To support the role we play in preserving the iconic British countryside, Ingram Valley works in partnership with Historic England, the Northumberland National Park and Natural England in protecting our scheduled monument and the many hill forts dotted within it.
Within these partnerships we have a designated breeding wader management program which is to conserve and enhance the environment for some of our rarest wading birds such as Curlews and lapwing.
Environmental and sustainable farming:
We also have begun collaborating with The Planet Mark, a certification programme that helps to measure carbon footprint, environmental performance and help work towards continuous improvement in sustainability.
Lastly special thanks to our partnership with the Northumberland LEADER uplands team and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development. In efforts to help return the native red deer to the area, they have helped fund this website as well as a deer handling unit (made of sustainable materials that complement the natural surroundings).