The Cattows Farm Shop is situated in the heart of The National Forest and adjacent to the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Wood comprising 400 acres to explore. In 2004 we planted 100 acres of native trees to form part of The National Forest. This new woodland is easily accessible from The Cattows Farm Shop and is a haven for wildlife. Conservation ponds and scrapes were dug out and 70,000 native tree species were planted.
Ludlam Wood surrounds the farm shop and incorporates a two acre lake, small ponds and scrapes and is a haven for attracting a diverse wildlife population.
The farm in general has a rich and diverse wildlife profile, from buzzards soaring high in the sky to hares darting here and there.
The Cattows Farm Shop and Tea Room/Restaurant can be used as a base to explore the forest, and of course, after working up an appetite the tea room is an ideal place to relax and take in the panoramic countryside views.
Pupils from Heather County Primary School help with the tree planting
Former MP for NW Leicestershire David Taylor lends a hand