Bickley Hall Farm c. Claire Huxley

Bickley Hall Farm c. Claire Huxley

Pond at Bickley Hall Farm c. Claire Huxley

Pond at Bickley Hall Farm c. Claire Huxley

Bickley Hall Farm Cheshire view c. Claire Huxley

Bickley Hall Farm Cheshire view c. Claire Huxley

Bickley Hall Farm c. Claire Huxley

Bickley Hall Farm c. Claire Huxley

Bickley Hall Farm c. Claire Huxley

Bickley Hall Farm c. Claire Huxley

Bickley Hall Farm Garden c. Claire Huxley

Bickley Hall Farm Garden c. Claire Huxley

Bickley Barn sign c. Claire Huxley

Bickley Barn sign c. Claire Huxley

Welcome sign c. Alison Buckley

Welcome sign c. Alison Buckley

Sunflowers at Bickley c. Ben Gregory

Sunflowers at Bickley c. Ben Gregory

Bickley Hall Farm

Bickley Hall Farm is a 210 acre (86ha) organic working farm located just outside Malpas in the heart of rural Cheshire. As the HQ of Cheshire Wildlife Trust the farm has a dedicated nature trail leading off the popular Sandstone Trail walking route.

Location

Bickley Hall Farm
Bickley
Cheshire
SY14 8EF

OS Map Reference

SJ529476
A static map of Bickley Hall Farm

Know before you go

Size
86 hectares

Entry fee

No

Parking information

Yes

Grazing animals

Yes

Walking trails

The farm has a dedicated nature trail leading off the popular Sandstone Trail walking route.

Access

Contact the Trust for more details.

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Sandstone Trail walking route accessible all year round.

Parking, toilets and other routes only available Monday - Friday, 10am - 3pm, please contact the Trust for details.

Best time to visit

All year

About the reserve

As part of a wildlife-friendly farm management regime supported by Natural England’s Countryside Stewardship Scheme our species-rich hay meadows and pastures along with their flower rich margins and wild bird seed plots, bordered by diverse hedgerows are great for invertebrates, small mammals and in particular, hundreds of feeding farmland birds in autumn and winter.

Our fields of spring sown cereals with overwintered stubbles host hundreds of finches and other seed eating birds and our mosaic of wet meadows, intersected by a network of ditches and scattered ponds are managed specifically for wintering and breeding wading birds.

Bickley Hall Farm is managed by Cheshire Wildlife Trust as an organic, wildlife friendly farm in partnership with a local grazier. The Trust has overall management of the farm and all its wildlife friendly features, including the hay meadows, the wet grassland, the floristically enhanced margins, the wild bird seed crops, the ponds, the hedgerows, etc. Our grazing partner provides the cattle for the Trust to manage the farm and grows a spring sown cereal in locations determined by the Trust.

Contact us

Cheshire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01948 820728
Contact email: info@cheshirewt.org.uk