Sparham Hall Farm
Located in the heart of the Wensum Valley
Sparham Hall Farm is a traditional farm set in the heart of the Wensum Valley, Norfolk.
We grow a range of crops from wheat, winter barley, maize and sugar beet, as well as approximately 80 cows.
The farm focuses heavily on the environment, and is regularly used as an example of what can be done on farms for the environment. We are in an amazing position to do this, having a mixture of floodplain water meadows, woods, lakes, river and the arable land is host to an array of birds, mammals, insects and flowers.
We will always aim to give interested visitors (however young or old they maybe) an introduction to these natural wonders. A moth light is run most nights from the start of Spring until the end of Autumn and occasional even during the Winter; and in the morning a stunning amount of these beautiful and somewhat unknown insects can be viewed before release. Bring a camera as there are terrific photo-opportunities. Over 100 species can be recorded on a warm night.
A walk around the grass margins can reveal 7 Orchid species depending on the season and a wide spectrum of rare and declining arable flora, and this will take in the areas where habitat restoration is taking place.
A quiet walk around the lakes can give sightings of the elusive, but resident, Otters: and in the evenings we can watch badgers coming out of their setts Barn owls are regularly seen in the evenings flying over the farmyard and Tawny Owls are often heard hooting from nearby trees.