Trevigue farm is a cliff top farm on the North Cornish coast between the pretty fishing harbour of Boscastle and the sleepy seaside village of Crackington Haven.

Henry Crocker (the farmer!) has lived at Trevigue for all of his life.  He farms the coastal land with his wife and three children.  The 200 acre National Trust farm starts just above Crackington Haven and runs in a narrow strip nearly to Beeny (of which Thomas Hardy specifically wrote about).  The farm land is very steep with High cliffs on one side (in fact the highest cliff in Cornwall)  rolling down to steep valleys and ancient woodland on the inland side.  Strangles beach is situated below Trevigue farm and is accessed via a winding footpath very close to the farmhouse.  The beach was possibly named by the early Cornish smugglers, who when they saw it from the sea said that it looked like ‘Strange-hills’ and over time the locals changed this to strangles.

We have a herd of Pedigree North Devon Cattle (Ruby Reds).  Each cow has a calf once a year, the female calves stay in the herd for their entire lifetime and the male calves are sold at the local market three miles away at 12-14 months of age.  The North Devons are traditional to this area and are very hardy to withstand the wind coming off the atlantic which can be very forceful, especially during the winter.  We farm in an extremely environmentally sensitive way, farming with nature not against it.  Due to the coastal location of Trevigue farm the only crop grown in the fields is lush grass for the cows to eat and to be cut and made into winter fodder (silage, haylage and hay).

Farming Trevigue is a real labour of love and hopefully that shows in the quality of cattle and beautiful unspoilt surroundings!  The bright sunny days on the cliffs in the spring and summer,  gazing out to sea on a clear day looking at Lundy island, make it an amazing place to live and farm.  We believe we are custodians of the land and will do our best to look after it for the generations to come.