Bere Marsh is situated between the meandering River Stour and the former Somerset & Dorset railways, close to the village of Shillingstone in the Blackmore Vale area of North Dorset. 

The CRT brought the 92-acre farm in 2020 from the family of local farmer and conservationist, the late Angela Hughes. In 2022, a nature reserve at the farm was named in her honour and the 700m wildlife corridor on the former railway can be visited by prior appointment.

Watch our series of videos on the stages of Bere Marsh Farm’s development.

 

Nature at the farm

Bere Marsh already attracts a great deal of wildlife with a vast range of bird species that are frequently spotted at the farm, including barn owls that nest in the appropriately named Barn Owl Barn (Bob) that was renovated in 2022 thanks to public donations, and arts and crafts classes and events are held at the site each year. 

The Buzz Cafe

The Buzz Cafe at Bere Marsh Farm is our coffee trailer, that uses only locally sourced products and environmentally friendly packaging. The Buzz Cafe will have a range of tasty, fresh snacks both savoury and sweet that couple perfectly with a rich coffee or flavourful tea. 

 

The Buzz

Ham Down Woodland Burial Ground

Bere Marsh Farm has a wonderful woodland burial ground on the farm. This has a nature-rich native broadleaved woodland of mature, widely spaced ‘high canopy’ trees, with a ground flora of species typical of ancient woods.

Ham Down Woodland Burial Ground

Map of Bere Marsh Farm

To download a copy of the map of our farm, please click on the image below.

   

How to find us

Bere Marsh Farm is located in Shillingstone near Blandford.

For satnav use DT11 0QY

Google map

 

Watch our series of Bere Marsh Farms development below.