The Centre



Peat Rigg: the past, present and future

-Medieval farming, remains of ridge and furrow in the games field (hense Peat 'Rigg').

-1750's: Central part of main Farm Houses built at Peat Rigg as the farm grows.

-19th Century: Field drains and evidence of former lime kiln show efforts to 'improve' the land.

-1900's - 1980's: William and Phoebe Berriman farmed the land as a mixed farm (crops and livestock) and then passed it onto their children Jim and Dorothy.

-1952: The North York Moors National Park formed.

-1955: The main drive completed - to replace rough track that accessed Peat Rigg from the South.

-1986: Peat Rigg extended and refurbished to turn it into holiday cottages.

-1996: Peat Rigg bought by Teesside Training and Enterprise Council.

-2005: Discovery Courses takes over the lease of Peat Rigg.

-2007: Peat Rigg becomes a Community Interest Company.

-2010: Arable farming begins again as Peat Rigg aims to teach young people where food comes from.

-2013: The Green House doubles the capacity of Peat Rigg.

-2016: The former cottages completely renovated. Peat Rigg now fully accessible and weatherproof.

-2018: Farmhouse dining room extended.

-2019: New outdoor toilet block completed.

-2019: Onsite caving activity completed. the future

The next five year plan includes continued investment in facilities, activities and delivery to make Peat Rigg Outstanding in all areas.