Merryhue  Farm

Transferable Skills Training is situated on a hundred and twenty-four-acre farm. Merryhue Farm has been farmed in an environmentally sensitive way for over sixty years and as such boosts a hugely diverse range of habitats which include semi ancient woodlands, meadow lands, heathland willow carr and marshland.

As a result of having such a rich diversity of habitat, Merryhue has a wide range of wildlife such as otters, fallow, red and sika deer, kingfishers, barn owls and badgers, all of whom have found sanctuary on the farm.

Merryhue is a working farm with a wide variety of livestock and poultry including alpacas, pigs, ducks, geese, chickens and quail.


Transferable Skills Training has a number of dedicated teaching workshop, including a fully equipped carpentry workshop at the top of the farm, where students can learn the basics of woodwork.

Five Oaks 

We have a newly refurbished room at the bottom of Merryhue Farm for our special educational needs students. It has its own kitchen, toilet facilities and sitting area. It's a cosy, calming space where students can carry out a range of fun and eductional activities.

Outdoor Classroom

TST has a turf roofed log roundhouse, built by former students and situated in woodland between the lake and the river Lyhner. The roundhouse is often used as an informal teaching space, particularly for topics such as problem solving and team building.

Construction Workshop

At the bottom of the farm, we have a space dedicated to providing students with tools aiding in Contruction. Tasks involved cement mixing, bricklaying, and more!