Walkers are welcome at Courtyard Farm.
There are two way-marked 2 mile circular walks and one 6 mile walk around the farm, on public footpaths, as well as several miles of permissive paths. The walks are very varied and have lovely views of the farm and surrounding countryside, all in an official Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
There are two designated parking places on the farm, with leaflet dispensers holding free farm leaflets with a map of the walks and other information about the farm. See here for a graph showing the number of leaflets taken from the two dispensers each year since 1983, and here are some encouraging comments that we have been sent in recent years.
At most times of the year you can see the pigs and sometimes the cattle from the footpaths.
Two permanent pieces of land art, made by East Anglian artists Martha Winter and John Sands, are visible from the North Wood circular walk.
Although we welcome walkers with dogs, we do ask that they are kept under strict control or on a lead to avoid disturbing wildlife. Vulnerable ground-nesting birds make their nests in fields close to the footpaths, and undisturbed grass fields are vital breeding and feeding areas for these birds. Dogs must always be kept on the paths and please do not let your dog into woods, grass fields, crops or hedges.
Please could you move dog mess to the side of the footpaths, but please do not leave it in plastic bags in the hedges!
We would be very grateful if you could take your litter home with you.