Parts of the farm were designated Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in April 1986 because of the rich botanical and bird interest.
If you take the track up the hill behind the old farm steading this will lead you to the headland running out to Bennan Head. Here ravens, kestrels and buzzards are to be seen. The vegetation in this area is home to five species of orchid, adder's tongue, carline thistle, wood vetch and narrow leaved everlasting pea. Other interest includes two specific species of butterfly: wall brown and green hairstreak.
You can return to the cottages via the burnside. Here the water margin contains whin, willow, blackthorn, red campion, and a number of orchid species.
There is also a Scheduled Ancient Monument on the farm. This is situated at the end of the track before you start to walk along the headland. It comprises of a later prehistoric bivallate fort (with two sets of defences). It has been fenced to protect it from cattle erosion.
Please do feel free to explore the countryside. We only ask that you do not walk across cropped fields and that you shut any gates you pass through.