Everyone knows that farmers enjoy a moan about the weather so lets start with our bleat. As you will all be aware April nights have been continually cold and fruit crops enjoy a warm soil to stimulate both growth and fruit development. So far we are about 2 weeks behind where we would expect to be in early May.
Some warm May days and nights will help a catch up, so for now we will keep to an opening of around the 19th June., but this may change depending on the weather.
From the feedback of our customers who came last year it might again be a very busy season with record crowds. We have decided not to have a ticketing system as it allows more personal flexibility but we apologise in advance if there are some peak visitor moments.
Please keep in touch by this website or call the answer phone on 01727 831224 for opening information. You may also find us on Instagram hawkswick_lodge_farm.
Social distancing rules will remain
We look forward to welcoming both regular and new customers this summer.
Customers who have kindly visited the farm will be aware that we operate grass field car parking.
The recent exceptional rain levels has made it impossible to safely allow cars onto the car parks and we have had to take the decision to cancel the planned opening for Saturday 15th August.
This day had been scheduled to be our final opening day for this season.
We would like to thank all our customers who have visited the farm, accepted with good grace the social distancing rules and at times peak visitor numbers and we look forward to welcoming you back in June 2021.
We are now coming to the end of our pick your own season.
We shall be open once more , next Saturday 15th August, from 9.00 a.m. until 12.00 p.m.
We shall have a good crop of blackberries, and a small crop of strawberries available.
We are now coming to the end of our pick your own season and have a limited amount of fruit available.
To let the fruit ripen as much as possible we shall open again on Sunday 9th August, NOT Saturday 8th August at 9.00 a.m. We shall be closing at 1 p.m.
There should be a reasonable crop of strawberries and blackberries and a small amount of raspberries.
Sorry but we shall be closing early today Wednesday 5th August at 4.00p.m. with last admission at 3.30p.m.
All our ripe fruit has been picked so we shall reopen again this coming Saturday 8th August at 9.00 a.m.
We expect to next be open for fruit picking on Wednesday, 5th August at 10.00a.m.
We should have strawberries, blackberries and a limited supply of raspberries.
Thank you for your continued interest and custom
We shall be open Wednesday 5th August from 10.00a.m. and have available for picking strawberries, blackberries and a limited amount of raspberries. There are still some red and blackcurrants as well.
We are now coming to the end of our pick your own season and shall next be open on Saturday 8th August from 9.00 a.m. until 4.00p.m.
We look forward to welcoming you at our farm. Thank you.
We shall be closing at 5.00 p.m. today Wednesday 29th July with last admission at 4.30 p.m.
We have had another very busy day and all our ripe fruit has been picked.
We shall open again on Saturday 1st August at 9.00 a.m.
We experienced another busy fruit picking day on Sunday and will remain closed until Wednesday 29th July.
We hope to have good crops of strawberries, red and black currants and blackberries and a limited amount of raspberries. available for picking.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Thank you for all your custom so far.
Our farm has had a quite extraordinary season so far. Visitor numbers have been so large that for a period on Wednesday morning we had to close our gates to customers.
There have also been extended times when the delays to customers at the check out tills have been too long and we are sorry to all who have experienced this problem .
We considered adopting a pre booking ticketing arrival system as operated elsewhere, but our problem is that given the small farm scale selling a ticket when we might not have sufficient ripe berries felt the wrong choice.
To try and remedy matters we will have introduced an extra cash only till payments from Sunday.
Please could we suggest that you consider arriving when it is a little quieter at around 11.30 a.m rather than promptly at 9.00 a.m.
Please be aware that picnicking is NOT ALLOWED on our farm this season, We must ensure we stick to the correct social distancing.
We are not able to offer toilet facilities this year.
Thank you for your continued interest and we look forward to your visit on Sunday 26th July.
SORRY WE ARE CLOSING EARLY AS WE HAVE HAD ALL OUR RIPE FRUIT PICKED.
WE SHALL BE OPENING AGAIN EITHER SATURDAY OR SUNDAY DEPENDING ON FRUIT AVAILABILITY AND THE WEATHER.
PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE OR ANSWER PHONE BEFORE COMING
We are open today Wednesday 22nd July from 10.00 a.m. until 6.00 p.m. with last admission at 5.30 p.m.
We have available for picking plenty of strawberries, red and black currants and blackberries and a limited amount of raspberries.
There will be a 20% pensioners discount this afternoon because we were closed yesterday.
The fruit farm experienced another record number of visitors today, we would like to thank you all for your support and in maintaining social distancing which enables us to remain open.
The quantity of fruit picked has meant that there is insufficient ripe berries to enable us to open tomorrow, Sunday 19th July.
We will next be open on Wednesday, 22nd July from 10.00a.m. and we would expect to have ripe sweet strawberries, blackberries, red and black currants. There may also be a limited supply of raspberries.
Thank you for your continued interest and support.
Please note our Answer Phone number is
We would like to thank all our customers who visited the farm today we had a record number of mid week visitors.
We will next be open again on Saturday, 18th July at 9.00 a.m. when we hope to have available for picking ripe strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and red and black currants.
This years growing season has been a little unusual with the mega hot late spring being followed by many dull and disappointingly grey and cool days. This has tended to delay ripening and has meant we have not been able to open as often as we would normally expect. We thank everyone for their patience and hopefully we will all enjoy some warmer and sunnier days over the next week or two. The strawberries will certainly benefit from a little more sunshine.
As always please check our website or answer phone (01727 31224) on the day you are planning to come to ensure correct daily information.
Once again we would like to thank all our customers who came and picked fruit today on our farm.
We had another exceptionally busy day and so now do not have any ripe fruit available for picking tomorrow, but hopefully with the warm weather forecast for the coming week we hope to have another good crop of all our fruits except gooseberries, by Wednesday.
Thank you for your interest and attendance.
We shall be open from 9.00 a.m. on Saturday, 11th July.
This weeks poor weather has delayed fruit ripening and we would expect that our ripe strawberries and raspberries will be picked by lunchtime. We expect that with the better weather forecast for this coming week there will be plenty more ripe fruit available by mid week. We do have good crops of red and black currants and blackberries available. The gooseberries have now nearly come to the end of their season.
Cash and card payments will now be accepted.
We look forward to seeing you soon. Thank you.
We are sorry that we shall be closed today 10th July, but will open again tomorrow 11th July at 9.00 a.m.
We shall have available for picking strawberries, raspberries, red and black currants and blackberries. The gooseberries are now coming to the end of their season.
We shall be open today Thursday 9th July from 10.00 a m until 6.00 p m with last admission at 5.30 p m. We have available for picking all our fruits, strawberries, raspberries, red and black currants, blackberries and the last few gooseberries.
Although the forecast for today isn’t particularly good the coming week is looking far more promising and we hope to be able to open on more days.
We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Thank you.
In the light of the very heavy overnight rain and the forecast for continual wet weather today Wednesday 8th July we have decided that the farm will NOT open.
We hope to open tomorrow Thursday 9th July but this again will be subject to the weather conditions. Please check our website /answer phone.
The forecast for later this week is more favourable and we will definitely be open on Saturday, 11th July. Thank you.
We would like to thank all our customers who visited the farm today. Sorry if you had to wait a little longer both to be admitted to the farm and at the check out.. The numbers attending were at record levels and as a result all our ripe fruit has been picked.
We will therefore now be closed on Sunday, 5th July. Subject to the weather this coming week ripening the fruit we would hope to be open again on Wednesday 8th July. Opening confirmation will be on the web and answer phone.
Thank you again for your interest in our PYO farm.
We have had another very busy day today, Wednesday 1st July. As a result with no ripe strawberries now ready we will be closed until Saturday 4th July.
On Saturday subject to some slightly warmer weather we hope to have a good supply of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and red and black currants.
It will probably be the last weekend when our gooseberries will be available.
Thank you for your custom and we look forward to seeing you soon.
We would like to thank the many hundreds of customers who visited our farm on Saturday during the heavy showers. The result is that all our ripe fruit has been picked and we therefore will be closed on Sunday 28th June . Dependant on the weather over the next few days we would hope to open on Wednesday 1st July when we expect that all our soft fruits will be available.
Please check our website or answer phone where up to date details will be confirmed.
Thank you for your interest.
It was wonderful to be able to open our gates and welcome so many people onto the farm on Saturday. We hope you enjoyed it and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
All the ripe strawberries were picked on Saturday. To allow for the fruits to ripen further we will now remain closed until next Saturday, 27th June, opening at 9.00 a.m when we hope that for the rest of the season we should be able to offer more regular opening times.
We shall be opening this Saturday 20th June for the start of the fruit picking season. We only have a limited amount of ripe strawberries available for picking this weekend, and will probably close early on the Saturday. we shall NOT be open this Sunday. Also if we feel the farm is too busy we will ask you to wait for the numbers to decrease. We ask all our customers to respect the government rules on social distancing at both the entrance and exit.
Protective screens have been installed to protect both the staff and you the customer. This year we shall only be accepting card payments for the fruit picked.
In the fields there is plenty of space but we still ask customers to be considerate at all times to other pickers. Our toilets will be closed for the season due to the virus. Only two adults per car please plus children. Please note that under current regulations we are only open for essential food retail, NOT as a leisure activity. Please do not engage in any picnics or outdoor leisure activities as groups of friends as this is not meeting government guidelines.
Whilst at our farm your safety is paramount and we hope you will respect our safety as well. Thank you and we hope you enjoy your visit.
We plan to be open for this season from around the 20th June for fruit picking, hopefully starting with strawberries and possible gooseberries and blackberries. But with COVID 19 social distancing restrictions this season will be a little different
To meet with government guidelines we have the following changes in place. We request that all our customers follow the new rules to help keep our staff and you the customers safe:-
- We have introduced a new entrance and exit only one way system into and out of the fruit fields.
- Please keep a minimum of 2 metres away from other people whilst picking, there is plenty of space for this so should not be a problem, ideally pick in a different row.
- We will only accept card payments. Contactless payments up to £45. No cash payments will be accepted.
- Only 2 adults per car please. This is very important and children living in the same house are welcome.
- We have introduced a queuing system with markings, we ask our customers to keep to this distancing.
- Due to health and safety reasons our toilet facilities will be closed.
We look forward to welcoming you back to our pick your own farm this June.
Once the farm is open we will have daily news on the availability of the fruits both on the website and also on our answer phone Tel No. 01727831224
WE ARE SORRY TO SAY THAT OUR PICK YOUR OWN SEASON HAS NOW FINISHED. WE HAVE HAD A VERY GOOD SEASON DESPITE THE ERRATIC ODD DAYS OF WEATHER THAT OCCURRED. WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR CUSTOM AND LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU AGAIN IN 2020.
TODAY SUNDAY 11TH AUGUST IS THE FINAL DAY OF OUR PICK YOUR OWN SEASON. WE SHALL BE OPEN 9 AM – 6PM WITH LAST ADMISSION AT 5.30P.M.
WE HAVE AVAILABLE FOR PICKING TODAY STRAWBERRIES RASPBERRIES AND BLACKBERRIES.
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR CUSTOM.
THIS IS OUR LAST WEEK OF THE PICK YOUR OWN SEASON. WE ARE CLOSED TUESDAY 6TH AUGUST, OPEN WEDNESDAY, CLOSED THURSDAY AND FRIDAY AND OPEN FOR OUR LAST WEEKEND SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 10TH AND 11TH AUGUST.
WE WILL HAVE LIMITED AMOUNTS OF STRAWBERRIES, RASPBERRIES AND BLACKBERRIES.
HOPEFULLY THE ANSWER MACHINE WILL BE REPAIRED BY TUESDAY 6TH AUGUST.
WE ARE NOW COMING TO THE END OF OUR PICK YOUR OWN SEASON. WEHAVE HAD A VERY BUSY WEEK AND HAVE A LIMITED AMOUNT OF RIPE FRUIT. WE SHALL BE OPEN SATURDAY 3RD AUGUST, BUT CLOSED SUNDAY 4TH AUGUST.
WE SHALL UPDATE THIS WEB PAGE AGAIN ON MONDAY NIGHT TO CONFIRM WHICH DAYS WE SHALL BE OPEN THIS COMING WEEK. OUR FINAL WEEKEND IS NEXT WEEKEND.
WE APOLOGISE AGAIN FOR OUR ANSWER PHONE BEING OUT OF ORDER AND HOPE TO RECTIFY THIS PROBLEM WHEN THE ENGINEERS COME NEXT TUESDAY.
WE ARE SORRY BUT THERE APPEARS TO BE A FAULT ON OUR ANSWER MACHINE LINE. B T HAVE BEEN INFORMED AND WE HOPE TO HAVE THE PROBLEM FIXED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
IF FOR ANY REASON THE FRUIT FARM HAS TO BE CLOSED WE WILL PUT A MESSAGE UP ON THE WEB PAGE.
WE ARE SLOWLY COMING TO THE END OF OUR PICK YOUR OWN SEASON. WE STILL HAVE GOOD CROPS OF STRAWBERRIES, RASPBERRIES AND BLACKBERRIES WHICH WE HOPE TO HAVE FOR ANOTHER WEEK OR SO. AT THIS PRESENT TIME WE ANTICIPATE CLOSING ON SUNDAY 11TH AUGUST FOR THE FINAL TIME BUT WILL CONFIRM THIS IN THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK.
AS ALWAYS PLEASE TELEPHONE BEFORE COMING TO CHECK THAT WE ARE OPEN AND THE AVAILABILITY OF THE FRUIT. THANK YOU.
WE ARE OPEN THIS WEEKEND AND HAVE GOOD CROPS OF STRAWBERRIES, BLACKBERRIES, RASPBERRIES AND RED CURRANTS. THE BLACK CURRANTS HAVE NOW FINISHED.
WE ARE SORRY BUT WE WILL BE CLOSED ON TUESDAY 23RD JULY. THIS IS TO ALLOW THE NEXT CROP OF FRUITS TIME TO RIPEN. WE HAD A VERY BUSY WEEKEND AND MOST OF THE RIPE FRUIT WAS PICKED.
PLEASE TELEPHONE BEOFE COMING TO CHECK AVAILABILITY OF THE FRUIT. THANK YOU
WE HAVE HAD AN EXTREMELY BUSY DAY AND THE RIPE STRAWBERRIES HAVE NOW NEARLY ALL BEEN PICKED.
WE HOPE WITH THE WARM WEATHER FORECAST THERE WILL BE PLENTY MORE BY THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK. WE STILL HAVE PLENTY OF RASPBERRIES, BLACKBERRIES, RED AND BLACK CURRANTS.PLEASE TELEPHONE BEFORE COMING TO CHECK THE AVAILABILITY. THANK YOU
WE ARE SORRY BUT WE SHALL NOT OPEN ON SUNDAY 14TH JULY. WE HAVE HAD AN EXTREMELY BUSY DAY AND NEARLY ALL THE RIPE FRUIT HAS BEEN PICKED. WE HOPE TO OPEN AGAIN ON TUESDAY 16TH JULY.
AS PREDICTED WE NO LONGER HAVE ANY STRAWBERRIES AVAILABLE FOR PICKING THIS WEEKEND. WE HOPE TO HAVE MORE AVAILABLE NEXT TUEDAY OR WEDNESDAY.
WE STILL HAVE GOOD CROPS OF RASPBERRIES, BLACKBERRIES, RED AND BLACK CURRANTS.
IF YOU ARE THINKING OF COMING TOMORROW, SUNDAY 14TH JULY PLEASE TELEPHONE BEFORE COMING BECAUSE THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT WE MAY NOT BE OPEN. (01727 831224)
WE SHALL HAVE A GOOD CROP OF STRAWBERRIES ON SATURDAY MORNING BUT THERE IS A POSSIBILITY WE COULD RUN OUT DURING THE DAY DEPENDING ON HOW BUSY WE ARE. OUR OTHER MAIN STRAWBERRY CROPS WILL BE READY IN A FEW DAYS TIME.
WE ALSO HAVE EXCELLENT CROPS OF RASPBERRIES, BLACKBERRIES, RED AND BLACK CURRANTS.
PLEASE TELEPHONE OUR ANSWER PHONE BEFORE COMING TO CHECK AVAILABILITY. 01727 831224
WE ARE SORRY BUT WE SHALL HAVE TO REMAIN CLOSED THIS TUESDAY TO ALLOW THE FRUIT TO RIPEN MORE.
THERE WILL NOT BE ANY STRAWBERRIES UNTIL THE END OF THE WEEK, BUT RASPBERRIES, RED AND BLACK CURRANTS, BLACKBERRIES AND GREEN GOOSEBERRIES WILL BE AVAILABLE.
THE 20% PENSIONERS DISCOUNT WILL APPLY ON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE.
WE ARE EXTREMELY SORRY BUT WE WILL BE CLOSED SUNDAY 7TH JULY, ALL THE RIPE STRAWBERRIES AND OTHER SOFT FRUITS HAVE BEEN PICKED ON SATURDAY. PLENTY MORE TO COME MID WEEK.