Land

Bere Mill sits in the river valley: above it on the other side of the B3400 is the Bere Mill Stud on chalk upland. This is a very special landscape, which is managed sensitively and with care to protect the natural environment of chalk stream and water meadows.

The mountain sheep are sweeter,
But the valley sheep are fatter;
We therefore deemed it meeter
To carry off the latter.

Upland & Lowland

Hampshire’s chalk uplands are cut through by clear fast-flowing rivers and streams

Grazing & Haymaking

Traditional water meadows survive at Bere Mill and provide the majority of grazing and hay

Farming

A traditional extensive livestock farm with minimal intervention to land or stock

Farming Methods