About West Marden Farm
West Marden Farm, in the South Downs National Park, comprises one thousand acres of arable, grassland and woodland. It has been in our family since 1947 and has changed a great deal over the years.
Historically, the farm had a dairy, sheep and pigs employing ten full-time staff. Today, we solely produce combinable crops, growing winter wheat, winter oilseed rape and spring barley, employing just one fulltime member of staff.
Our approach encompasses agro-environmental schemes, with wild bird seed mixtures sown in field corners and six metre margins around the woodlands to protect and preserve birds, bees and other small creatures.
Situated in a downland village, grid reference SU7703113537, the farm runs to a height of 183 metres. On a clear day, the Isle of Wight is easily visible from the top of the farm. This special viewing area is easily reached by a footpath leading straight from the house.