Lou is the owner of Cragend Farm with her husband Shaun, and deals with everything from Holiday Accommodation inquiries to egg collection from the chickens; she is the social media and web design finger-tapper.
The Storer family have lived in the Coquet Valley for over 300 years, and to celebrate this Rob and Helen Storer decided to dedicate a tree to the family past and present as part of our Scots Pine Stand at Cragend Farm.
The trees are positioned on a high point on Cragend Farm. The tree furthest east has been dedicated to William Storer and all his forebears. They lived at Healey Farm (shown in the background), a ducal farm on the Northumberland Estate of the Duke of Northumberland from the 17th century.
The Storer family moved into Healey Farm, next to Cragend, pictured here on the hill top, on August 12, 1696. They moved out on the 17 January 2004. This was the first time in over 300 years that there had not been sons born to continue the succession.
The 10 Scots Pine trees have been planted as part of our programme to continue to plant as many trees as we can to combat the environmental issues of pollution and global warming.
Find Out More About Cragend
Cragend Farm has a interesting and diverse history, from technical innovations to historic buildings. Tied in closely to the neighbouring Cragside Estate home of Victorian inventor and industrialist Lord Armstrong.