Blackberry Picking: Our guide to the best places in the UK

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  • Blackberries can be found growing in your local woods or maybe even in your back garden, but they usually get eaten by birds before we get round to picking them. Don’t worry though, you’ll find loads of blackberries ready for picking at a fruit farm near you.

    Blackberries are in season between July and September, but the picking season varies from farm to farm, so check on the website or call the number listed below, before visiting.

    Find your local blackberry picking farm by area:

    North of England
    The Midlands
    Wales
    South of England

    North of England

    Brocksbushes Fruit Farm in Northumberland

    Which other fruits can I pick here? Strawberries, gooseberries, raspberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants and plums.
    What else can I do here? There is a farm shop which overlooks the pick your own area. The farm also has a licensed tea room which sells a selection of delicious food and beverages.
    How much? Entry is free to the pick-your-own field and the fruit will be weighed and priced up at the end.
    Where? Brocksbushes Farm, Corbridge, Northumberland, NE43 7UB
    Website: brocksbushes.co.uk

    Contact: 01434 633100

     

    The Midlands

    Willows Farm in Lincolnshire

    Which other fruits can I pick here? Strawberries, gooseberries, raspberries, redcurrants and blackcurrants.
    What else can I do here? You can buy locally sourced products from the farm shop and stay overnight at the farm at their caravan site.
    How much? Entry is free to the pick-your-own field and the fruit will be weighed and priced up at the end.
    Where? Chapel St Leonards (A52), Skegness, Lincolnshire, PE24 5UB
    Website: willowsfarm.co.uk

    Contact: 01754 873266

    Goachers Farm Shop in Nottinghamshire

    Which other fruits can I pick here? Strawberries, raspberries and plums.
    What else can I do here? There’s a farm shop that sells a variety of fresh and frozen fruit, jams and locally-grown frozen vegetables.
    How much? Entry is free to the pick-your-own field and the fruit will be weighed and priced up at the end.
    Where? Green Acres, Wood Lane, North Wheatley Nr Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 9BG
    Website: goforgoachers.co.uk

    Contact: 01427 880341

    Court Farm and Leisure in Herefordshire

    Which other fruits can I pick here? Apples, pears, raspberries, gooseberries, strawberries, blueberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants, plums and rhubarb.
    What else can I do here? The farm has a tea shop, picnic area, farm shop, children’s play area and farm animals.
    How much? £8.00 for parties of over 4 people for the pick-your-own area.
    Where? Court Farm and Leisure, Court Farm, Tillington, Herefordshire, HR4 8LG
    Website: courtfarmleisure.co.uk

    Contact: 01432 760271

    Essington Fruit Farm in Wolverhampton

    Which other fruits can I pick here? Strawberries, gooseberries, blueberries, raspberries, plums and rhubarb.
    What else can I do? The farm has a restaurant, a butchers and a farm shop.
    How much? Entry is free to the pick-your-own field and the fruit will be weighed and priced up at the end.
    Where? Bognop Road, Essington, Wolverhampton, WV11 2AZ
    Website: essingtonfarm.co.uk

    Contact: 01902 735724

    Gailey Fruit Farm in Staffordshire

    Which other fruits can I pick here? Strawberries, gooseberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackcurrants and red currants.
    What else can I do here? This farm has a farm shop, which sells fresh produce such as cheeses and free-range eggs.
    How much? Entry is free to the pick-your-own field and the fruit will be weighed and priced up at the end.
    Where? Watling Street, Gailey Nr. Penkridge, ST19 5PP
    Contact: 07791 872577

    Psst, got a glut of berries? Use them in these tasty recipes!

    Wales

    Gelynis farm

    Which other fruits can I pick here? Blackcurrants, gooseberries, redcurrants and raspberries.
    What else can I do here? The kids will love going on the pony rides, which are available here. There’s also a cafe that you can all relax in after a fun day of fruit picking.
    How much? Entry is free to the pick-your-own field and the fruit will be weighed and priced up at the end.
    Where? Morganstown, Cardiff, Wales, CF15 8LB
    Website: gelynisfarm.co.uk

    Contact:02920 84 4440

    The South of England

    Grove Farm in Leighton Buzzard

    Which other fruits can I pick here? Strawberries, gooseberries, raspberries, redcurrants, blackcurrants and rhubarb.
    What else can I do here? After you have picked your own fruit you can stock up on vegetables too. Fresh vegetables grown on the farm are available to buy from a stall onsite.
    How much? Entry is free to the pick-your-own field and the fruit will be weighed and priced up at the end.
    Where? Grove Farm PYO, Great Gap, Ivinghoe, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 9DZ
    Website: grovefarmpyo.co.uk

    Contact: 01296 668175

    West Holme Farm in Dorset

    Which other fruits can I pick here? Strawberries, gooseberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackcurrants and red currants.
    What else can I do here? The farm has a tea room, farm shop and garden centre.
    How much? Entry is free to the pick-your-own field and the fruit will be weighed and priced up at the end.
    Where? West Holme Farm, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 6AQ
    Website: holmeforgardens.co.uk

    Contact: 01929 554716

     

    Ansty Pick Your Own and Farm Shop in Wiltshire

    Which other fruits can I pick here? Strawberries, gooseberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants and raspberries.
    What else can I do here? The farm has a fun, giant maize maze for you and your kids to explore. It also has a tea room and a farm shop.
    How much? Entry is free to the pick-your-own field and the fruit will be weighed and priced up at the end.
    Where? Ansty, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK SP3 5PX
    Website: anstypyo.co.uk

    Contact: 01747 829072

    Durleighmarsh Farm Shop in Petersfield

    Which other fruits can I pick here? Strawberries, gooseberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackcurrants and red currants.
    What else can I do here? There is a farm shop that sells a range of local produce including organic meat, fruit and vegetables from the farm.
    How much? Entry is free to the pick-your-own field and the fruit will be weighed and priced up at the end.
    Where? Durleighmarsh Farm, Petersfield, GU31 5AX
    Website: durleighmarshfarmshop.co.uk

    Contact: 01730 821626