Coast Ridge Farm
Coast Ridge Farm is a 12,500 hectare sheep and cattle farm on West Falkland running 3,500 fine wool sheep and 120 head of cattle.
Our sheep flock is predominately Polwarth and has an average weighted fibre diameter across the flock of 22.5 micron.
We have two main shearing periods each year. Dry sheep are shorn in October and our ewes in February. Guests are welcome to visit our shed at anytime, during shearing time it offers a rare opportunity to step into world of sheep shearing - it's fast paced, it's noisy, its very structured and it's incredibly hard work.
Outside of the shearing season, Keith does tours of the shed in his Farming Coast Ridge tour where guests are invited to feel different types of wool, the preparation of the wool clip ready for sale is explained, the journey of the wool from shed to buyers and most importantly how our buyers can be sure what they are getting in our product...they want clean, white, fine wool which has the same characteristics across the whole fleece. .
Our livestock shares the farm with an abundance of wildlife including Gentoo, Magallenic and Rockhopper penguins. We welcome our guests to explore as they wish- all travel on the farm needs to be undertaken by 4 x 4 or on foot. The walking and hiking offers an unrivalled sense of freedom and adventure, with the nearest people miles and miles away. We offer a range of tours for guests as well as drop off and collection services for those wishing to explore the far reaches of the farm on foot.
Coast Ridge Farm virtually adjoins Fox Bay settlement. Coast Ridge Cottage and Keith and Nuala's home are both located in Fox Bay settlement.