A bit of history
Breaks Fold Farm was originally compulsory purchased by Leeds Corporation (now Yorkshire Water). In 1966 the village of West End was flooded to make way for Thruscross Reservoir. If you take a walk along the reservoir path some remains of the village can be seen. The area is steeped in interesting local history.
Richard and Louise are now the 3rd generation to take on the farm, primarily focused on breeding traditional Swaledale and Mule lambs. 2014 saw the addition of a small herd of Dexter cattle with the aim to break into the specialist beef market. Louise also competed on Masterchef in 2017 where she reached the quarter finals – using some lovely Dexter Beef that went down a storm with all the judges.
The camping and caravanning beside the farm is something Richard and Louise hope to further develop over the next few years so that they can share this beautiful and interesting part of the world with even more people. 2017 has seen the opening of The Old Peat house, the new guest room, providing a more luxarious way to stay.