Welcome to Wakelyns

Organic farming, short food chains, enterprise stacking on one of the earliest, most diverse, agroforestry sites.

Courses, events, Wakelyns Bakery, holiday accommodation (and NGO retreats), horticulture, crafts, volunteer opportunities, and more


We want our 23 hectares to provide the best produce and food; help tackle climate change and the nature crisis; and provide construction materials, crafts, energy, work, accommodation (including for visitors), learning, public access, community, inspiration and well-being

Short [food] chains” – means that our food and other farming produce is cooked or crafted on site for eating and selling here or locally.

Enterprise stacking” – means hosting small land-based business who collaborate to maximise the contribution to and from our 23 hectares.

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After visiting in Summer 2023 Mallorcan @rewildclementine made some super reels inspired by Wakelyns. Here's some of them - click on the links to play each video (with sound!): Agroforestry - Ley Alleys - Recycling - Wood Chip - Hemp

Material Cultures – Growing a Building podcast

We have been working with Summer and Paloma from Material Cultures on their plans to 'grow a building'. Here them talking as part of the Design Museum's Future Observatory podcast series about that, about Wakelyns and about regenerative architecture. Click here or on the image to listen directly; or here to download the podcast on Spotify.

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The bread of my dreams

"It seems to be a bit silly writing to a bakery to say “thank you” but I have just found the bread of my dreams!  It has been a lifelong search but I have cracked it with your Wholemeal, Seeded loaf.  I just picked up a small loaf at Friday Street last week because I had not seen one like it before.  I went back today and bought two large ones.  I realised the connection with Hodmedods (love them too) when I read the ingredients. "

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Wakelyns Hemp Harvest Retreat 2023

Many congratulations to Claire and Kitty from @contemporaryhempery for such a great weekend of hemp related activities and fun @wakelyns last weekend with their ‘Hemp Harvest Retreat’. It was lovely to see so many people involved in harvesting and processing the hemp; and such great workshops, presentations and other events including a showing of Alan Brown’s super @nettledressfilm, a top performance on the Farmyard Stage from @burr_island_band and – new to the Wakelyns Barn – ‘hamster’ racing! Wakelyns at its best: farming, food innovation, people and fun.

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2nd Wakelyns Dal Festival

Our first Wakelyns Dal Festival in 2023 was such fun that we are doing it again in 2024. "I just wanted to express my gratitude to you for the most wonderful Dal Day on Saturday.  You all pulled off a terrific event, fantastic atmosphere, wonderful music and really great information.  It was all really inspiring. I really DO hope you will put it on again next year.  I can imagine it was a huge amount of work to coordinate such an event, but I hope you all feel it was worth it for you.   I will certainly come back if you do another event like this, but this time without small children, so I can concentrate on everything around me."

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Stay in a Ley Alley Pod at Wakelyns

Relax and sleep in comfort in the midst of the Wakelyns organic agroforestry and enjoy everything that is going on at Wakelyns. Heated pods with double bed bunks (with lovely mattresses) H&C water, toilet, hob, fridge. Showers and 'summer kitchen' nearby.

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Buy our stuff

People visiting Wakelyns for courses, events or other activities have often asked about buying Wakelyns produce. To make that easy for them, we have set up The Wakelyns Car Port. We will try and keep it stocked with whatever Wakelyns stuff we have available at the time: Wakelyns Bakery produce such as jars of jams, pickles and other delights; and frozen meals for people stating in the Wakelyns Ley Alley Pods or Wakelylns Farmhouse; Baskets and other Wakelyns made willow delights from Willow Phoenix; Wakelyns mugs, T shirts and hoodies; bird boxes from Street Forge; in season veg from WakelynsVeg; special items from our long term collaborators Hodmedods. Help yourself to the items you want, write them down in the notebook on the table, and pay via the card machine. You can also get Wakelyns bread and other produce (in season!) mail order via Hodmedods.

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Wakelyns is distinguished by the system of alleys and hedges that have been established over the past 25 years making it one of the oldest and most diverse organic agroforestry sites in the UK.

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Our trees

In the tree rows are nearly 50 varieties of apples, pears, quinces, cherries, walnuts, hazelnuts, along with trees for timber and coppiced willow and hazel for thatching and biomass fuel.

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