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. We also  try to meet as many people at Natural gatherings as possible recently we had a fantastic day out at

the Barmoor clough Tractor Run at Lower Plumpton Farm it was such a joy to see Peak District Farmers all out supporting Macmillan and Blythe House Hospice in Chapel en le Frith  please have a look at our facebook page for pictures of all runners and riders The food was amazing  and they raised £2500 Thanks to the Gyte family for hosting



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  .

We have an office which is part of Derbyshire Dales CVS office space within the business centre aim for the Bagshaws office  the CVS office is on the right , once in there they will point you in the right direction for us.

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

Sheldon Group 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   19th October 1pm – 3pm     all welcome : Speaker – James Metcalfe – One man and his dog


Contact us at the  centre to join our social groups.