Relief: Gently rolling landscape, sloping gradually to the east.
The farm is sited on or very near a spring-line where water from the chalk Wolds emerges.
The land is divided into large fields separated by hedges, a network planted to form wildlife corridors linking with small woods and copses. (see Environment section)
Altitude: 30-40 metres above sea level.
Soil type: light gravel
Average annual rainfall: 645mm (Figuress given recently for Southburn)