An insight into diversifying your farm or land with hospitality businesses. A look into exempted organisations such as The Freedom Camping Club. Outside the box thinking is the name of the game in diversification. How environmental farming is part of the future, a look into Yorkshire Water’s Beyond Nature Scheme. Richard and Louise will share their journey from struggling farm to thriving diversification, and all the ups and downs along the way.
About Louise and Richard Pullan
Louise and Richard Pullan are Yorkshire Water tenant farmers, in West End, in the Washburn Valley near Harrogate. Richard is the third generation of his family to take over the farm and it is him and his wife Louise that have taken the farm from a struggle hill farm to a thriving farm with diversification. The farm has most recently featured on Channel 4’s ‘Carry on Glamping’, where Richard and Louise have helped comedian Johnny Vegas set up a glamping site. Louise also competed in BBC 1s Masterchef in 2017 where she reached the quarter finals. Between them they successfully run a 225 acre working hill farm, a small freedom camping club affiliated campsite, alongside a holiday cottage, glamping and converted vintage pizza trailer.