What is the future of the traditional hill farm?

During the last few years it has become increasingly difficult to make a lot of money from hill farming. Farmers have had to learn to do other things in addition to farming in order to make a living. Many farms, like Tarn House, now offer bed and breakfast accommodation, afternoon teas and catering. The 'Adopt a Sheep Project' is another idea used by Tarn House to provide income through educating people about fell sheep and hill farming in Cumbria.

At present there is a lot of discussion going on about the viability of hill farms. Some farms have closed. Others have diversified. The future of hill farms remains uncertain.