VISITORS will be welcomed back to a Rathmell Farm for the first time in three years on Sunday (June 12).

Cappleside Farm will be open as part of national 'open farm Sunday' - which has not been held since 2019 because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The farm will join others across the country in the Linking Environment and Farming (LEAF) coordinated event aimed at increasing public awareness of modern farming methods.

The free event will run from 10am to 4pm and will include farm tours, self-guided walks and a nature trail for children.

There will also be exhibits and information boards explaining aspects of the farm business, which in addition to the organic beef herd, includes a small-scale forestry business where all the timber is grown, harvested and processed on the premises. Several vintage tractors will also be on display.

Entertainment will be provided by the band Revival of the Fittest, and Morris dancers, The Flagcrackers of Craven.

There will also be a barbecue, drinks and cakes, with all proceeds to Holy Trinity Church, Rathmell.