Our Yorkshire Farm season 5: when is new series on, who are Amanda Owen and family, and where is it set?

The series documents the daily lives of Yorkshire shepherdess Amanda Owen and her nine children

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Our Yorkshire Farm has attracted flocks of fans since it began airing on Channel 5 in 2018.

The documentary series follows the lives of Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda Owen, her husband Clive and their nine children.

The Northern bunch live a life unlike the majority of Brits today, viewers have often commented on social media about the independence of the kids as they navigate the hills and herd animals.

So, when is series five on TV, where is the farm and who are the nine kids? This is what you need to know.

Where is Our Yorkshire Farm filmed?

The Owens all live on Ravenseat Farm, though it has been reported that the family has just inherited another home close by.

The 2,000-acre working farm is located near the midway point on the popular ‘Coast to Coast’ walk,  in Upper Swaledale, close to the town of Keld.

Amanda and Clive do not own the farm they currently live on, the owner is 87-year-old American-born billionaire Robert Miller, the co-founder of DFS (Duty Free Shops).

The family hope to move into a derelict cottage nearby their current farmhouse, but the cottage is in need of extensive renovations.

Who are the Owen family?

Amanda is a 46 year old shepherdess, she has been married to Clive, 66, for over 20 years and the couple live on the 2,000 acre farm with their kids, 1,000 sheep, 40 cows, six dogs and four ponies.

The family landed the show after first appearing on Ben Fogle’s New Lives in the Wild.

Amanda regularly documents her life on Instagram, sharing her alternative way of life with her 397,000 followers. She has also written four books.

The pair raise their children on the farm with very restricted use of TVs, iPads or any of the usual modern day gadgets kids have come to use for entertainment and education.

Amanda recently commented on modernising, telling YorkshireTimes: ““We have got the Internet, the signal has to bounce off three buildings and would you believe, a man has to turn on a generator to power it up.

“The mobile signal is very weak, I can only get a signal in certain parts of the farm. You can switch off from the outside world up here, I still watch the news and know what’s going on in the world so it’s good to have the news and the outdoor life.”

Violet, nine, tends to a cow on the Yorkshire farm (Picture: Channel 5)Violet, nine, tends to a cow on the Yorkshire farm (Picture: Channel 5)
Violet, nine, tends to a cow on the Yorkshire farm (Picture: Channel 5)

The children are Nancy, three, Clemmy, five, Annas, six, Sydney, eight, Violet, nine, Edith, 11, Miles,14, Reuben, 16, and Raven, 20.

Raven is the first of the bunch to fly the nest, as she is now studying biomedicine at Saint John University in York.

When does series 5 begin?

Our Yorkshire Farm will return for episode one of series five on Tuesday 5 Oct at 9pm.

This series will show how the family coped during the second coronavirus lockdown, as the weather worsened and the family tended to the animals while also navigating homeschooling.