Last autumn we welcomed Will Cleasby to the National Trust team of specialists in the Lakes. Will is from a farming family in the Eden Valley and brings an important mix of skills and experience which give him a respected voice in the farming community. Now one year into his role as Farm Advisor Project Manager, Will describes why this is an important time for farming in the Lakes.
National Trust Fine Farm Produce Awards announced at BBC Countryfile Live
The very best farm food producers have been recognised at the National Trust’s annual Fine Farm Produce Awards, presented at BBC Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace.
The hay meadows at Hill Top are an iconic part of the farm that Beatrix Potter loved and worked in. During the month of July we're celebrating their rich diversity and discovering more about these havens for nature.
Our Rangers have a huge expanse of land to look after; from lakeshores to fell tops they're working hard to care for our countryside at Coniston. Take a look at how they work with tenant farmers to create wildlife habitats.
On behalf of our 90 tenant farmers and graziers in the Lakes, our rangers are reminding dog owners to keep their four legged friends close at heel and under control near livestock and ground-nesting birds as the season reaches its peak.