Wood Advent Farm

We are delighted to be taking part in Agroforestry Open Weekend 2024
Our farm

When we took over at Wood Advent farm in early 2022 after working alongside our family for a decade, we were the latest generation in a 300-year-old lineage to work with this land. Our job is to pass on that legacy in the best possible health, even as climate change alters everything. And that requires something radical.

The farm is currently being transformed from a conventional mixed operation into an holistic system comprising 150 acres of agroforestry as well as another 150 acres of new broadleaf woodland creation. Regeneration is the foundation of everything we do here – from the soil up.

There’s no doubt we’ve jumped in at the deep end, determined to prove that a regenerative and organic system with agroforestry at its heart is not just possible, but sustainable in every way – including as a robust, profitable farming model independent of subsidies.

Every decision we make at Wood Advent is now based on improving soil health, fighting climate change, boosting biodiversity and producing the best, nutritionally dense, food we possibly can.

Our agroforestry

150 acres of agroforestry creation is a big project – one that has to be broken down into more manageable chunks. The first 1,000 trees are now a year into establishment – a mix of walnuts, hazelnuts and chestnuts planted in an alley cropping pattern. This formation will allow us to mob graze a mixed flerd between the trees, leaving an undisturbed six metre pollinator margin in each strip. Our crop rotation is over 4 years with 2 years of diverse herbal leys followed by 2 years of cereal cash cropping (with a clover understorey to keep the soil covered – a crucial part of the battle to reduce agricultural carbon emissions, a major contributor to climate change). In fact, our trees are planted 36 metres apart with 3 metre buffers as the 24 metres works well for all our machines and the combine harvester!

As the final piece of the rotation jigsaw, the space between the trees will then be occupied by trailers mounted with solar panels in a bid to deliver our plan to be an entirely off grid, carbon positive, commercial farming operation.

There’s no doubt it has already been quite a ride, and we’re only just getting started!

Here are some photos of what we do:

how to find us

You will find us at Wood Advent Farm, Roadwater, Watchet, Somerset, TA23 0RR

agroforestry open weekend 2024

Over Agroforestry Open Weekend 2024 we will be open on Sunday 19th May.

There will be a walking tour at 12pm lasting about 1.5hrs, after which you will be able to purchase BBQ lunch, tea and cake.

As we are an Exmoor hill farm there will be uphills as well as downhills!!

Bring wellies if it is wet!!!

please don’t just turn up

If you would like to join us on either day please email us at info@woodadventfarm.co.uk in advance.


There will be tea, coffee and cakes to purchase from 11am until 4pm

Lunch will also be available to purchase after the tour.


Follow signs for car parking.

Please note we are at the end of narrow Exmoor lanes!


We are a mixed farm with plenty of livestock so we ask that your dog stays on a lead for the duration, even well behaved ones. Thanks!

disability access

Those with mobility issues may struggle on the hills but do email to see if we can accommodate you.

more information?

Wood Advent Farm – TA23 0RR

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