Mainland Britain’s most southerly farm has received the National Trust’s first-ever ‘Farming with Nature’ award.
Tregullas Farm, on the Lizard, picked up the accolade at the National Trust Fine Farm Produce Awards, which were presented this week at BBC Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace.
“The competition was extremely close but Tregullas Farm stood out,” said Rob Macklin, head of food and farming for the National Trust.
National Trust Food and Farming advisers across the country judged the producer who had shown greatest commitment to managing or restoring habitats, demonstrating best practice with soil and water and promoting farming and nature conservation.
Rona and Nevil Amiss only arrived at Tregullas Farm three years ago, but have already made a significant impact.
Rona Amiss said: “Farming with nature is deeply rewarding, and so vital. We’re beginning to see a real difference, even in the relatively short time we’ve been here.
“I was raised in the country and wanted to farm from a young age. The more you see, the more you decide just how you want to work with the land and its precious wildlife.”