Welcome to The Farming Life Centre

We are a Farming Charity supporting people living and working in the Peak District  based in  Agricultural Business Centre in Bakewell .

Please feel free to call in  for a chat when you are at market. Our office is in the DDCVS section opposite Bagshaws Estate Agents.

From November 6th every 2nd week we have use of meeting room 3 which is next to the main store ring, where our Farm Business Advisor  Jonathan and our Rural Health Worker Rachel are available to offer you a brew and a chat in confidence on market mornings.

We help facilitate the Princes Countryside Fund Farm resilience group for working farmers

We run regular social groups at various locations  for retired and semi retired farmers of all ages

Our Farm business advisors are available to visit you on farm – please contact us

Our Macmillan Health Coordinator  can arrange telephone or at home visits to support you or your family with issues surrounding cancer and other life limiting conditions.



The late Mr Bill Gregory was influential in developing the idea for the charity in 2004 by offering to house the Centre on his farm in a converted Old Stable Block.The charity has gone from strength to strength over the years with the continued support and kindness of the Gregory family who supplied a wonderful rural base for the Centre, rent free, for over 13 years.



Our  new address is The Farming Life Centre, Agricultural Business Centre, Agricultural Way, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1AH. The new telephone number is 01629 810903  .


Thank you to Litton properties for their generous sponsorship of our storage solution


The Farming Life Centre supports farming and rural life in the Peak District.

Our Social Groups for rural communities   for tea and chat , lunch clubs and speakers

Ashford in the Water  at the War Memorial Insitute Group  meets Wednesdays 1.30-3.30pm for tea and chat

Flash – based in the New Inn – all welcome once a month  1- 3 pm   – refreshments

 Boylestone –  based at primitive Methodist church  November  30th   1pm – 3pm     all welcome : Speaker – David Tideswell  – Garden Birds


Contact us at the  centre to join our social groups.