This 150 acre working farm is also home to Worcestershire Wildlife Trust as well as their education centre and conference and meeting room facilities.
The farm is managed to demonstrate how sensitive farming can improve the quality of our agricultural landscape for wildlife as well as for people. There is a mile-long nature trail that takes in the wildlife-friendly garden as well as a number of the farm features such as an orchard, meadows and two ponds.
The descending trill of the skylark accompanies walks from spring through to summer and the farm is home to numerous breeding birds in the hedges and trees. The ponds play host to many varieties of dragonflies and damselflies through the summer months and the wide field margins attract dancing butterflies and buzzing bees.
Lower Smite Farm is situated off the A4538 between Martin Hussingtree and the Sixways roundabout (Junction 6 of the M5). Parking is available on the car park Monday-Friday 9am-5pm and in the large lay-by at other times. A trail leaflet is available from reception or the porch of the farmhouse.
Photographs Credit: Wendy Carter, Neil White & Paul Lane,