Educational walking route around Newark Farm, Sanquhar

Click the numbered points of interest on the map to view more information and photos around Newark Farm, Sanquhar and the Nith.

Newark Farm Trail Project Outline

Newark Farm is involved in a project run by the Dumfries & Galloway Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group (FWAG) entitled:  ‘Linking sustainable farming, tourism and biodiversity’.

The project aims to assist farms offering tourist accommodation throughout Dumfries and Galloway. Our intention is to increase the enjoyment of a visitors’ stay and their understanding of how farming practices help maintain the countryside. The importance of raising public awareness of farming environments has increased with the introduction of the Access Code and this project is supported financially by Scottish Executive and Scottish Natural Heritage. The project offers farmers a chance to promote their good farming practices and attractive wildlife on the farm.

Newark Farms has received a “Farm Wildlife Box” containing the following:

  • An annotated farm trail for visitors, highlighting areas of interest on the farm
  • A year-round summary of farming operations on Newark
  • A broad range of biodiversity information, including a species identification book and wildlife info sheets
  • A hedge management pack providing guidance on protecting and improving hedges
  • Activity sheets for children
  • A report describing wildlife habitats & species found on the farm

The farmer will also attend a Biodiversity training course to enhance their knowledge of wildlife on the farm.

FWAG can be contacted for further information on the project at:

The Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group (FWAG) is an independent organisation with charitable status and the leading provider of farm conservation advice in the UK.  FWAG operates through a network of 55 local volunteer groups throughout the UK, employing over 100 full-time Farm Conservation Advisers.  FWAG’s pioneering whole farm advisory service helps farmers identify, safeguard and link wildlife habitats across the whole farm.  You can find out more from their website