A small farm nestled in the hills of north Lancashire.
Monkley Ghyll's story began in 2014 when Susan and Gavin moved to a small tenant farm nestled into the side of a hill overlooking the river Lune in the Forest of Bowland AONB.
A small flock of 6 sheep quickly grew and they now have a flock of around 100 sheep, two charismatic Angora goats, lots of free range chickens, one gorgeous duck and two adorable farm cats.
They grow their own food using organic methods and shortly after moving in began renovating a derelict poly tunnel which now provides them with year-round vegetables. Behind the poly tunnel is the orchard - consisting of apple and damson trees. Red and black currants, blackberries and raspberries grow in abundance as do elderflower and sloes, to name but a few, which all go in to making their own products such as chutneys, jams and gin!
They run events, workshops and retreats from and around the farm, with their old stone barn at the centre of activities. They also have an on-site shop (open by arrangement) selling their own knitting yarns, kits and books plus gifts and farm produce.
A series of supper clubs will soon be launched, with the emphasis on seasonal menus using food grown or foraged on and around Monkley Ghyll. In addition they run their online business Susan Crawford Vintage from the farm, packing and sending their yarns and books written by Susan all over the world.