Lower Lamb Sleight – Sleight comes from an old english word “slaeget” or sheep pasture.
Sideland Innox- Innox comes from an old Saxon word meaning “to inhoke” or leave fallow for a year.
Springfield – so named from the spring that breaks out there.
Maiden Furlong – Perhaps a field tended by nuns!
Greater Lambs Sleight
Our fields are “unimproved grassland” with a history of traditional grazing, and are rich in wildflowers including Knapweed, cowslip, ox-eye daisy and scabious. In turn this encourages a wide range of insects and butterflies to our pastures. Fields like this are becoming increasingly hard to find due to intense agricultural practices.
How Bath City Farm Began
Bath City Farm was set up by the local community in the early 1990s, when the resident farmer retired. It gained charitable status in 1995. Over the past 17 years there has been considerable progress on site, including introducing our Soay sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and pigs, a pony and most recently a flock of guinea fowl. The BBC’s ‘DIY SOS’ team completed the farm’s first building in July 2005, providing our volunteers, visiting groups and staff with wet weather facilities and an office. From January 2013 have had a wooden volunteer cabin and training room, which are also available for hire. if you want to know about hiring them, contact Sarah Neale (email@example.com)