in South Lakeland, Cumbria
South Lakeland has always had a proud agricultural heritage, with high quality dairy and livestock production supporting our hospitality sector, and the landscape and animals giving inspiration for generations.
Holker Hall is just one of many examples, with its sought after lamb produced on the saltmarshes around the Cartmel peninsula on Morecambe Bay. Traditional farmers’ markets and award-winning farm shops like Plumgarths remain a vibrant element of life in South Lakeland. The best in agriculture is also showcased at shows and fairs throughout the year.
We have two vibrant livestock markets, with one close to Junction 36 known as the ‘Agricultural Quarter’, accommodating for all modern day farming needs. The farming community continues to diversify its offer, with farms becoming visitor attractions and activity centres in their own right. Raines Hall Farm even utilises its annual maize crop for one of the more original attractions.