News and Accolades
News from around Yew Tree Farm and the surrounding area.
Cumbrian Farm to appear on ITV’s Love Your Weekend
The Herdwick Experience is set to appear in ITV's flagship Sunday morning show, Love Your Weekend, presented by Britain's favourite horticulturist, presenter, and author Alan Titchmarsh. The primetime morning show will pay a visit to Yew Tree Farm, Coniston, an iconic...
Forty Farms – Conversations about change in food, farming and landscape.
In March 2021, British Life Photographer of the Year, Amy Bateman, embarked on a year-long journey to record the stories of 40 farms across Cumbria. One of the farms she photographed was our farm, Yew Tree Farm, Coniston.
When Can I See Lambs?
The overriding query we have is - When’s the best time to see lambs or bottle feed one? There is a short answer and a long answer. I will give both 🙂 Short Answer: Between late May and mid June. We don’t often have any lambs to bottle feed. Long Answer: We begin...
Cumbrian hill farm to appear on BBC Countryfile
A Lake District farm is set to appear in BBC’s flagship countryside show Countryfile on Sunday 15th August at 6.30pm. Yew Tree Farm, Coniston, run by Jon & Jo Watson is set to take centre stage, as presenters Charlotte Smith and Steve Brown take a look round the...
BBC News: Herdwicks: The ‘smiley’ sheep that shaped the Lake District
Link to article on BBC News: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-57015478
BBC News Feature: Coniston Beatrix Potter farm welcomes ‘rare’ triplet lambs
Coniston Beatrix Potter farm welcomes 'rare' triplet lambs We are pleased to be featured in this BBC news article for BBC Cumbria. A Lake District farm has welcomed the birth of a "rare" set of triplet lambs for only the third time in 18 years. The Herdwick lambs have...
Susan Calman’s Grand Day Out in The Lakes Friday 15th January at 8pm on Channel 5.
We are pleased to say that this episode – Susan Calman’s Grand Day Out in The Lakes - is on air this Friday 15th January at 8pm on Channel 5.
MISS POTTER is an enchanting love story inspired by the life of Beatrix Potter - the most successful children’s author of all time. Set in London and the Lake District in 1902, the film stars Academy Award winner Renée Zellweger as Beatrix Potter, and charts the...