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

Find the best spot near you!

Blackberry picking
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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 (opens in new tab) 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.

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 (opens in new tab)

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 (opens in new tab)

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 (opens in new tab)

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 (opens in new tab)

Contact: 01730 821626

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 (opens in new tab)

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 (opens in new tab)

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 (opens in new tab)

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

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 (opens in new tab)

Contact: 01434 633100

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 (opens in new tab)

Contact:02920 84 4440

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