Intake Farm is part of the close community of Littlebeck, a hamlet at the bottom of a deep valley built around the beck, a small tributary of the River Esk.
At the heart of Littlebeck is a ford and footbridge, with the village chapel on one side and the village hall up the slope on the other. The village wood carver’s cottage, school and mill are now residential or holiday cottages. There is a beautiful walk along the beck through the woods passing the old hermitage and on to Midge Hall where you can find a refreshing drink and cake at Falling Foss Tea Gardens.
Intake Farm has been in the family since Great Grandfather Henry arrived in the 1970s and has been farmed by the Ventress family since 1971. The farm is within the boundaries of the National Park now recognised as a Special Protection Area, reaching up to the North Yorkshire Moors. There is a conservation area maintained by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust at the bottom of the farm.
The farm mainly produces beef and lamb and is part of the Seven Hill Farmers‘ cooperative.