Farmer led Groups

Farmer led Groups.

Farmers already do a huge amount for maintaining and improving Britain’s rural environment. However there is only so much that an individual farmer, acting in isolation, can achieve on their own. We are proud founding members of the Upper Wensum Cluster Farm Group, a farmer led group based within the Wensum Valley. We employ a facilitator to co-ordinate the group and we work more cohesively which benefits us all. We share best practice, learn from other’s experiences, and in doing so, collectively can deliver far greater benefits for soil, water and wildlife; a win for us all! 

Who are Wensum Farmers?

We are a group of 27 farmers working together to improve water quality and enhance biodiversity within the cherished River Wensum catchment in Norfolk. Our full name is Upper Wensum Cluster Farm Group. But mostly we’re known as the Wensum Farmers.

The land we farm covers more than 10,000 hectares. We grow combinable crops, roots, fruit and produce beef and lamb.

Farming best practice?

At Foxburrow farm we really value learning from others’ and sharing best practice, we are lucky to live and work in an area where many landowners and farmers feel the same. We are proud to be an active member of the Wensum Farmers group and are delighted to be able to see the impact like-minded individuals can have on our local environment.

Upper Wensum Cluster Farm Group are involved in a wide variety of projects including;

Water Testing

Harvesting CoverCrops

Habitat Enhancement

Pond Restoration


You can find out more about the Wensum Farmers current projects here.

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