Cobden Farm is a working, family farm, on the hillside overlooking the beautiful Sabden valley and Pendle Hill, in the Forest of Bowland AONB.
We are within five miles of Clitheroe, Burnley and Pendle. John's dad came to work Cobden Farm as a young teenager in the 1920s. It was later run by him, and then by John..
For many years, it was mainly a dairy and pig farm. Now, sheep and lambs graze the fields.
We are committed to a five-year Entry Level Stewardship agri-environment scheme, run by Natural England, encourages farmers and land owners to care for and preserve the countryside.
There is a six acre wood - Robinson's Wood - at the top of the farm, that borders Back Lane, an old Roman Road. New native trees have been planted under a Forestry Commission scheme. Other tree planting around the farm is part of the Forest of Burnley Millennium scheme.
The boundary dry stone walls, hedgerows and trees reflect the traditional Ribble Valley upland farm landscape.
We have two natural springs that feed the farm's watercourses and wildlife pond.
From the farm, we look out to Pendle Hill and its changing colours.
You can see Whalley Nab and Great Harwood, and Pendle Hill from the breakfast conservatory.
View from Cobden Farm towards Sabden
Cows enjoying new spring grass
Sheep in field seen from Breakfast Room