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Historic Tours start this month Tours are to re-open after Pandemic shuts down one of  Lord Armstrong of Cragside's enduring heritage sites for the ‘renewables generation’ Despite having to close due to the Pandemic last year, Cragend Farm is pleased to be re-opening in May with Historic Tours of its Farm and buildings including the unique Hydraulic Listed Silo. As well as b ...

Well-loved Local Rothbury resident plants a dedication tree in April 2021.   Anthea Logan-Wood planted this Red oak tree on Sunday in the sunshine. She is a well known and loved Rothbury resident. As a child, she was evacuated to Cragend Farm during the Second World War, and her family stay is part of the history at Cragend Farm.  Her ties to Rothbury and Cragend Farm are stro ...

Booking in Advance It is important to plan ahead if you are wishing to travel to Northumberland this year, as all the Historic Houses and National Trust and English Heritage sites are open using a booking system due to the Pandemic. With this in mind, please make sure you book in advance if you wish to visit Cragside, Bamburgh Castle, Alnwick Castle and gardens, Wallington, ...

Our Historic Tours are now available to book online.  As well as a walk around tour of the farm and its buildings, we will be able to have discussion on agricultural and engineering heritage. If you require information please use the link below or contact us by email or using our contact form.     https://www.tickettailor.com/events/cragendfarm/r/email ...

10 year Celebration of Cragend Farm renovations. We have put together a video powerpoint on youtube and our website and social media for people to see how the farm is coming along terms of renovation after 10 years. We hope you enjoy it. It shows then and now photographs of the areas around the farm. ...

Tree Dedication Celebrating 10 years  with 10 varieties of trees. Dedicate a tree in memory of a loved one and help save the environment. A memory or condolence dedication gift is a lovely way to retain memories of a loved one and makes a wonderful keepsake for the family to treasure, and for future generations. Our dedication trees all have registration passports, and ar ...

Historic Tours 2021 WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US IN OUR CELEBRATION OF 10 YEARS HERE AT CRAGEND. Booking open now for our historic tours of the Farm, with information and tales aplenty about our links ot Cragside and  Lord William Armstrong. Our Grade II* Listed Silo and outbuildings are full of history and intrigue. Bookings taken direct via our website using our contact page ...

Cragside, the National Trust property located in Rothbury, was used as a film location for 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom'.  The main house doubles up as Lockwood Manor, the mansion of the character Benjamin Lockwood. Cragside has also been used for 'The Current War' starring Benedict Cumberbatch about Thomas Edison. Come and stay at Cragend Farm, with heritage directly li ...

Celebrate 2021 We are celebrating a Decade of being part of Cragend Farm history this year and hope to celebrate with many photos and updates on our progress. Watch this space! ...

Farming Friends Forever This summer has been eventful with 2 new Whitebred Shorthorn calves born, who are growing up fast and are a great addition to our rare breed herd. The cows have had a fabulous summer of eating lots of grass and basking in the sunshine.  The cows are  hopefully pregnant and we will be taking care of them throughout the coming  Winter.  Our 3 Bagot Bil ...

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?