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


New Farmers Social Group – meet us along with Rural Action Derbyshire at Friday March 16th at 1.30pm to 3pm,

Bamford Methodist Church, Bamford, Hope Valley, S33 0AT. (Parking is available opposite the Anglers Rest on Tags Knoll). All are welcome.

Jeniffer Fox from the Bamford History Society will bring along a collection of local photos of Bamford and the ‘drowned’ British village of Ashopton.

We are currently looking for an inspirational CEO  to join our happy team  please see information below if you think that might be you

CEO Applicant Information January 2018

CEO Application Form January 2018

CEO Job Advert January 2018 Final

CEO Job Description January 2018

CEO Person Specification January 2018

For rural support ….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.

Every other 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.


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 weekly on Wednesdays 1- 3 pm  – with a speaker on 28th March – Alan Salt – the cheese man

Bamford  – meets monthly March 16th Methodist Church 1.30 – 3 pm

 Boylestone –  based at primitive Methodist church  meets monthly Thursday 22nd Feb

Hartington – based in the village Hall meets monthly 1- 3pm Tuesday 27th Feb


Contact us at the  centre to join our social groups.