Farming the Falkland way
Long Island is situated approximately 20 miles / 32 km from Stanley and is a 23,000 acre sheep farm which belongs to 6th generation Falkland Island family the Watson’s who still live and farm in traditional Falkland style.
The farm using skilled sheep dogs and Falkland Island bred horses, milk their own cows, make their own bread, butter and cream and use the traditional fuel (peat) which is a tradition that has nearly died out on the Falklands.
Your tour will begin with a rare opportunity to see a peat cutting demonstration, and discover the history of peat and its influence on Falkland’s life. After a demonstration of sheep work, using skilled sheepdogs, followed by a sheep shearing demonstration, and finishing with a horse gearing display, explaining the horse gear and how the farm uses horses to work.
If this has helped you work up an appetite, there will be a delicious spread of tea/coffees, home-baked cookies and savouries in the farmhouse kitchen with Mrs Watson.
There is a two mile long white sand beach directly in front of the house teeming with shore birds and visitors are welcome to stroll anywhere around the farm. Admire the Watsons domestic gardens which are brimming with produce and furnished with timber from the French wreck Uranie (wrecked off Long Island in approximately 1829).
- Includes: coffee/tea/cakes
- Participants must wear warm, waterproof clothing, a warm hat and sensible shoes.
- Some walking uphill and downhill.