The Wensleydale Farmer's Experience

Yorkshire Dales National Park

The experience

A true Wensleydale experience – try out life as a farmer on the Swinithwaite Estate, home of the Thornton-Berry family since 1925. Start the day with a traditional, hearty English breakfast of fresh local produce in an award-winning café. Then spend the day taking a close look at traditional drystone walls, feeding the animals, gathering sheep and learning about how sheep are farmed. A fun and engagaing hands-on experience in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

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Wensleydale Experience Limited

  • Experience stunning views in Wensleydale in the heart of the National Park
  • The chance to experience life as a farmer!
  • Learn about sheep and the importance of farming to our economy and the sustainable process of farm-to-plate

The detail

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6 hours

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Group size

Minimum of 5 people

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Cost per person

£65 per person

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Fitness level


Parking Facilities


Refreshments and meals

Farmhouse breakfast included.

Special equipment needed

Suitable clothing for the weather conditions. Appropriate footwear for an activity on a farm.


All year round. Advance booking required.

Accessibility considerations and facilities

Accessible for all.


Basic English required to fully appreciate the tour.

Group information

  • Tour operator rate
  • Ad hoc group rate
  • Tour series rate
Yorkshire Dales

Yorkshire Dales National Park

Spectacular limestone scenery and traditional farming landscapes meet expansive heather moorland tops.