Danaway is a Permaculture Homestead in North Cumbria

Our small diverse holding is  in an evolution from traditional sheep pasture to agro-forestry.

We are using ecological design and management practices to establish fruit, vegetable and poultry systems, alongside  breeding rare and heritage stock for northern smallholders. Our Ouessant Sheep flock comprises bloodlines selected for wool quality, including top French bred stock and the 2008 French Champion ram, Merinos de Lutins du Montana.

We aim to help people to develop the imagination, practical skills and confidence to live more abundant and  self reliant lives.


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A Field full of Lambs

Now that lambing is over we have a field full of Spring Lambs full of…

Danaway’s Goose Girl

Since the Pilgrim Geese arrived last summer, my granddaughter Poppy has become a valuable helper.