The Yorkshire Survey

Yorkshire surveyThe Yorkshire Survey covers 6,624 hectares across four main estates, Goathland, Cloughton, Pickering and Pontefract.

Goathland which covers approximately 4,500 hectares includes a large area of internationally important heather moorland, the majority of which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Upland grazing and grouse shooting form the majority of the tenanted interests. The moors are also featured in several films and television productions including Harry Potter and Heartbeat.

Arable land which extends to almost 1,000 hectares on the beautiful Yorkshire coast, makes up the majority of the Cloughton Estate. Properties on the estate include pubs, a restaurant and residential houses.

The Pickering Estate is home to a mix of arable and livestock farming and also has the largest area of woodland on the Yorkshire Survey.

The Pontefract Estate lies on the edge of town and consists of a single large farm and several commercial properties.

Historic properties on the Yorkshire Survey include Pickering and Pontefract Castles, both of which are open to the public.

The Duchy has invested in a substantial renovation programme at Scalby Lodge on the North Yorkshire coastline, converting existing farm buildings into luxury holiday lets. Now managed by the Duchy in-house, the holiday cottages have been awarded five stars by Visit England. For more information, please click here.