Winchester Downs Cluster
We are delighted to be a part of the Winchester Downs Cluster. There are 6 Cluster groups in the South Downs National Park and each group brings together a group of farmers and landowners in an area working together for landscape, habitat and biodiversity benefits on a scale that couldn’t be achieved by working alone.
At Holden Farm we have always been passionate about our wildlife and by being part of the Cluster we can share our work with the wider public with the assistance of the South Downs National Park.
The focus of the Winchester Downs Cluster is within the key areas of arable, grassland, woodland, rivers and the community. Part of promoting the farmed environment involves promoting iconic species that benefit from a healthy farmed environment. The Winchester Downs Cluster has decided to focus on the habitat and well being of the Lapwing, Grey Partridge and Barn Owl.
You will notice at Holden Farm that we have beautiful wild flower meadows and hedgerows which in turn have encouraged many butterflies, bees and other insects.
We actively ask our campers to look out for wildlife as we have a small number of Barn Owls on site, a growing population of bats as well as hedgehogs, deer and other wildlife.
Please let us know if you see anything as we like to keep a record of all sightings!