The Lake District braces itself for the exciting opening of the Forty Farms Photographic Exhibition on November 18.

Located at the award-winning Low Sizergh Barn on the fringes of Kendal, this outdoor exhibit unveils the reality of farm life and innovation captured through Amy Bateman’s lens.

Visitors are invited to the official opening at 11am, followed by a guided tour of the two-mile trail through farm and woodland, with mulled wine and apple juice available.

Esteemed British Life Photographer of the Year, Amy Bateman, presents this extraordinary exhibition in Association with H&H.

Offering stunning depictions from farm visits, Amy illustrates the inherited tradition of Herdwick sheep grazing and innovations in world-class cheesemaking.

The exhibition captures forty farms of Cumbria and these skilfully crafted images enable viewers to delve into the passion and dedication of these farming families.

The lush images are free to visit and view.

The heart of these stories, documented in a book, Forty Farms, brings an unprecedented glimpse into the constantly evolving and robust farming industry in Cumbria.

Photographer Amy Bateman said: "I am thrilled to be working with H&H group to bring this exhibition alive at Low Sizergh. It’s been a dream to keep telling these farming stories to more people and this way we can reach a brand-new audience. I’m hoping to tour with this outdoor exhibition, now we have H&H as a partner that looks more likely."

The exhibition is not simply an artistic presentation but stands as a testament to farmers and their resilience through periods of change.

It showcases the farmers' tireless commitment to regenerative practices, the production of quality food, maintaining animal welfare standards, and environmental sustainability.

“Farmers are at the very heart of the Cumbrian and Lakeland landscapes,” said H&H Group CEO Richard Rankin. “And it is their work which has moulded and forged these landscapes for generations. They provide so much, including food for our tables, accommodation for our visitors and, importantly, they provide care for the Cumbrian environment we all love."

The Forty Farms Photographic Exhibition at Low Sizergh Barn will welcome visitors daily until April 2024, 9am to 5.30pm, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.