Birds of conservation concern; corn bunting, reed bunting, yellow hammer, tree sparrow, turtle dove and grey partridge can all be found in our Ings grassland along with curlews, lapwing, redshank, snipe and corncrake.
Our traditional Ings are managed by a mix of mowing and grazing (a practice dating back to Roman times). The mown grass produces the traditional hay which along with our barley is used to feed our beef cattle. You will see our cattle; Charolais, Limousin and Belgian Blues grazing in the fields or keeping warm in the barns. Sheep from the Yorkshire Dales graze our parkland in winter.
The River Ouse flows steadily past our Ings and an otter holt on it’s banks provides a home for these cheerful characters. A small pond close to our Oak & Beech lodges is home to waterfowl inca moorhen and her family.
The farm buildings are of the traditional handmade red brick which is common to the area. The farm itself dates back to Domesday and has been part of the Moreby Hall Estate. You will see Moreby Hall come into view on your right as you travel down the farm drive.