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Welcome to the Cragend Farm blog, where we try to keep you up to date with what is going on on the farm. If you would like to see more updates please also check our Facebook page Cragend Farm, East Cottage Cragend Farm, and The Silo Cragend Farm.

The Tour of Britain cycling race comes through Rothbury on Monday 4th September and we are very excited about seeing the cyclists speed through our village. ...

Thank you to Bille and Jack for bringing their owners to visit Cragend Grange. These two terriers were so well behaved and could do tricks and even sit when asked...fabulous! ...

We took friends and family up to Cragside House and let them bicycle around while we walked our dog, Bertie. Really great fun and good exercise too. The carriage drive around the Estate is amazing for sightings of extraordinary plants and trees. Cragend Farm is the South-East edge of the Cragside Estate. Also originally owned by Lord Armstrong to house his prize cattle it bord ...

We have had a great day today with a visit from London friends who brought their lovely dog, Bruce! We went and built a camp fire and climbed trees, ate marshmallows and whittled sticks. Exactly what a Northumberland summer holiday is all about!  The Cragend Wood is available to groups such as the "Scouts" and "Wild About" Clubs for use contact 01669-621533. If you are intere ...

Theres much to smile about when you are visiting a new county such as Northumberland and these two wonderful dogs called Snoopy and Lila where very much the smiling sort after lots of long walks on the beach and up to Simonside Crags. ...

Shaun said "I think the river looks right" and so he went down to fish at about 6pm and came back with a beautiful Sea Trout weighing about 3lb. Not just a fisherman's tale, but a true Coquet catch! ...

This is Lexi who came to stay from Peebles with her owners. She had a great time, and loved the fields around the farm for walks. ...

The Rothbury Music Festival took place over the weekend of 14th July 2017. We had lovely visitors at East Cottage with their dog Meg and she was star of our show! Thank you to Alison and her family for coming along, and also to everyone else who came to visit Rothbury over that amazing weekend. Meg know enters the Rogues Gallery as the best chicken herder so far! ...

Vistors Welcome over the Summer You are welcome to visit Cragend Farm between 10am - 5pm during the Summer Holidays to see the historic farm built by Lord Armstrong of Cragside for his prize cattle. Shaun and Lou will be happy to show you around and you can see how they are getting on with the renovations to the buildings. ...

Millie and Nellie came to stay with their family at East Cottage Cragend Farm. There was lots of running about on the beach and walks in Cragside. ...

We have had the most wonderful week staying here! East Cottage has been a complete pleasure to stay in - it is beautifully set out - a real home from home, and using the wood burner and range has been a complete treat! Cragend Farm is set in the most beautiful of settings - we have thoroughly enjoyed exploring Cragside Estate - the dogs have never had so much exercise. Bamburgh Beach, Holy Island and Dunstanburgh Castle, have also been amazing places to visit. A brilliant stay!

S & R, Devon

This is a very comfortable, unfussy, well equipped house. We found lots of enjoyable walks and places to visit within easy reach. Perfect. The easy access to walks in Cragside were a delight.

T & M, Cara the Kelpi

Cragend Farm sells seasoned wood, in a variety of sizes for use in wood burning stoves and open fires.
The logs are available in "easy to lift" log bags or delivered in bulk loads and stacked if required.

Prices:
Carry Bag (soft wood) £17
Carry Bag (hard wood) £20
Sack Barrow (soft wood) £32
Sack barrow (hard wood) £35
Cubic Meter (soft wood) £82.95
Cubic Meter (hard wood) £96.60
Delivery extra. Please contact us for more information.

Seasoned Logs for sale

Shaun & Lou Renwick are keen to harness the farm's natural resources, using wood to heat their water, to cook with on a wood burning range, and to heat the houses on the Farm. Even if your house is not equipped to totally run on wood there are things you can do to make sure you are using the best quality wood for your fires.

Why use Seasoned Wood?

Seasoned wood is a definition for 'wood drying'. About 5% of the energy of the log is wasted through evaporation and heating the water vapour of damp logs.

Moisture effects the burning process with unburnt hydrocarbons going up the chimney, which can in time create 'sooting' in the chimney, with the possibility of a chimney fire, all of which requires specialist sweeping.

Drying the wood before burning reduces moisture content in the wood before it is used for burning,

Air drying is the most traditional method, and it takes time. usually over and above 2 years! The fire will use less energy to burn the log if the water content is below 20%. Therefore is can give OUT more energy in the form of heat!

Cragend Farm endeavours to provide their customers with the best seasoned wood possible.

if you would like further information on the process of burning wood please contact us and we will be happy to help.

Why seasoned wood?