What’s on

What’s on at The Farming Life Centre

DEFRA Farm for the Future Programme

DEFRA Farm for the Future Programme – Welcome Meetings

  • Monday 1st November ~ Drop in 10.00am – 3.00pm ~ Bakewell Agricultural Business Centre in the conference room Buffet lunch ~ Two presentations at 11.00am and 2.00pm
  • Thursday 4th November ~ Farmers Feast Cafe  at Bakewell Agricultural Centre ~ Join us at 7.00pm for Pie, peas and a pint
  • Wednesday 10th November 7.30pm ~ Welcome meeting via Zoom – link to follow

Rural Social Groups

Our rural social groups continue to prove popular and offer a welcome opportunity for communities to come together.

Where are our social groups?

  • Hartington which meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month
  • Boylestone
  • Ashford in the Water which meets every Wednesday

See programmes for dates. They are lively meetings of rural residents including a number of retired and semi-retired farmers and family members who meet for tea and a chat with meals out and speakers thrown in for good measure.  We welcome all new members.  Contact Rachel Metcalfe at the Bakewell office for more details: 01629 810903.

Farming Life Centre Walks Programme

A gentle afternoon walk, monthly on a Thursday. Meet at 1.15pm for a 1.30pm start. All walks are relatively flat and take between 60 and 90 minutes with the opportunity for refreshments and a good chat afterwards – everyone welcome
Walk Leaders: Pauline Bramley, Kay Allinson and John Thomas.

Thursday 4th November – Derwent Dams
Meet in the long layby which is half a mile on from the traffic lights where theBamford junction meets the A57. The layby is on the left hand side of the A57before Ashopton Bridge. An autumnal walk beside Derwent Dams followed by
refreshments at the Bird Café.

Our walks are short and ‘Easy’ but may involve some stiles or ascents/descents over a short distance. They have been chosen to ensure we are on good surfaces for walking whatever the weather – everyone welcome! However, in the event of extreme weather conditions, please contact Pauline on 07538 785666 to confirm the walk is going ahead.

Please wear sturdy footwear and clothing to suit the weather conditions.  For any further information contact: Pauline Bramley 07538 785666.

Quad bike safety training

The Derbyshire Farmers Management Committee is offering subsidised approved training and assessment for the safe use of quad bikes.  For more information and to register your interest contact: DerbysFMC@outlook.com.  To take part you need to be farming in Derbyshire, be an NFU member or employed by an NFU member and provide your own approved helmet for use on a quad bike.