An Approved Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Gold Residential Course from Park Farm
Park Farm is a former medieval deer park, and is listed in the Doomsday book, and once owned by the Bishops of Bath and Wells, the estate was given by the then Government to the Duke Of Wellington in 1817 for his services in defeating Napoleon at Waterloo.
The Farm is directly under the Monument erected to the Duke, and is in an area of outstanding beauty (AONB). Wood from its own extensive woodland fuels the Farm house and converted Barns central heating, with electricity coming from a wind turbine.
Park Farm Woodland Study centre was set up by the present owners some 20 years ago and offers a wide range of Countryside Courses, including, five day Countryside Ranger courses, one or two day woodland management courses,
Chainsaw course, horselogging, tree and timber grading, clay shooting tuition, fly fishing tuition, ecological survey courses and many more. Courses can be tailored to special needs, with a large number of specialised tutors on hand to give expert tuition, with accommodation if needed.
Participants must be 16 or over and due to the nature of some of the courses some disabilities may not be appropriate (but please inquire) as we endeavour to work with most disabilities. Park Farm is an Approved Activity provider for the Duke of Edinburgh’s award scheme, and has a full child protection and insurance policy, along with an equal opportunities policy.