Seven of our most nature-friendly farms

All over the country many of our native species are in dramatic decline. But we are working closely with our farm tenants who are restoring and enhancing natural habitats to help bring the wildlife back. And it's working. Here are some of the farms where nature is thriving.

Jonty Brunyee at Conygree Farm, Gloucestershire

Good food and wildlife in Gloucestershire 

Why does meat taste better when it comes from a nature-friendly farm? Jonty and Mel Brunyee from Gloucestershire believe that everyone benefits when farming and nature work hand-in-hand.

Paul Crawley at Courthill Farm, Sussex

The importance of making space for nature in Sussex 

Paul and Madeleine Crawley in Sussex believe that encouraging banks of wildflowers brings back wildlife and benefits their animals.

Chris James with his cows, Gupton Farm, Pembrokeshire

Creating new habitats for wildlife in Wales 

Chris James is showing how 'precision farming' means fewer chemicals and more wildlife in Pembrokeshire, Wales.

Neil Heseltine with his Belted Galloways

Farming for nature in Yorkshire 

By making small changes to grazing regimes, Neil and Leigh Heseltine have made a big difference to wildlife on their Yorkshire farm.

Roly Puzey at Saddlescombe Farm, Sussex

It's great to see the wildlife back on this Sussex farm 

Roly and Camilla Puzey in Sussex believe that nature has a big part to play in a successful farm. And they're inviting the community to join in.

Grazing to benefit nature at Tregullas Farm, Cornwall

Farming with nature brings rewards in Cornwall 

The Amiss family in Cornwall are using new grazing techniques to run their productive farm, which is also rich in wildlife.

Field margins are full of life at Pentire, Cornwall

Making more space for nature in Cornwall 

Our tenant farmer is not using chemicals on the barley crop on this Cornwall farm. As a result wildflowers and insects are returning, along with more birds and other wildlife.