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Shaun Renwick is owner of Cragend Farm; a working rare-breeds farm, country holiday destination, and plantation wood of just over 40 acres in Northumberland.   In 2012 over 1000 mixed deciduous trees, including alder, rowan, beech and oak were planted, and a Scots Pine stand of 10 new trees was planted in 2019 dedicated to the loved ones of people who live, and holiday in The ...

Well-loved Local Rothbury resident plants a dedication tree in April 2021.   Anthea Logan-Wood planted this Red oak tree on Sunday in the sunshine. She is a well known and loved Rothbury resident. As a child, she was evacuated to Cragend Farm during the Second World War, and her family stay is part of the history at Cragend Farm.  Her ties to Rothbury and Cragend Farm are stro ...

Tree Dedication Celebrating 10 years  with 10 varieties of trees. Dedicate a tree in memory of a loved one and help save the environment. A memory or condolence dedication gift is a lovely way to retain memories of a loved one and makes a wonderful keepsake for the family to treasure, and for future generations. Our dedication trees all have registration passports, and ar ...

We have been replacing sub-standard fence post with more sturdy ones during the Covid Lockdown and the results are very pleasing on many levels. Our wildlife that are encouraged to take shelter in the hedgerows are better protected from predators. Our sheep, cattle and goats are now more securely fenced in which means they are now to be found in the field where they were le ...

Merry Christmas! 2019 has been an amazing year at Cragend Farm. Our holiday accommodation business is up and running and we now have a flock of Cheviot sheep and a small herd of Rare Breed Whitebred Shorthorn cattle to look after as well as our chickens, peacocks and dogs. Our new arrival, Dax, a Border Collie dog, is now 1 year old, and training to be our trusty sheep do ...

Our thanks to Marjorie Davy, who suggested we plant this - Cerinthe Major or Honeywort. The bees love it and it has the most beautiful delicate colour of green and blue grey in the garden. It is a Mediterranean plant originally and likes a sunny spot. ...

Whilst walking the dogs this morning i saw five deer quietly grazing in our field that borders The Cragside Estate near Cragend Quarry. ...

Rothbury Race Course History Horses would be loaded on to trains and travel via Newcastle Station to Brinkburn Station on the south side of the River Coquet, to be walked down the hill from West Raw and up to Cragend Farm, where they were stabled until their races at Rothbury Racecourse. The river changes every year but it is still possible to see where they would have cros ...

This is a Fritillary Small Copper butterfly. We found a small colony of them in the top field near the I-Spy rock. The Small Copper is usually seen in ones and twos, but in some years large numbers may be found at good sites. Males are territorial, often choosing a piece of bare ground or a stone on which to bask and await passing females. They behave aggressively towards any ...

We go to our wildlife pond nearly every day and see something new. Our boys had a friend to stay and we went for a walk there and saw hundreds on tiny frogs leaping about. The boys were amazed that there were so many. We are pleased that they all survived the cold winter as the spawn had been frozen, and also the heron and visiting geese who think tiny frogs are a tasty treat! ...