Celebrating Ancient Traditions

Celebrating Ancient Traditions

Goathland Plough Stots held their annual Day of Dance on 18th January 2020, upholding the ancient tradition of sword-dancing in the farming villages of North Yorkshire. One of the few remaining teams in the UK, the Plough Stots have not only survived but thrived in recent years, adding a women’s and a junior team to […]

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Swaledale Excellence at Goathland

Duchy tenant Mark Graham hosted an Open Day for members of the North Yorkshire Moors Swaledale Group at Hunt House Farm last month as the final stage of a 3-year research project. Supported by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), the research project looked at how farmers might adopt performance recording techniques, improve growth […]

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Glorious Twelfth!

The Duchy of Lancaster has re-let its extensive grouse moor at Goathland on a long-term improving lease to be managed by specialist moorland agents, BH Sporting. The two grouse moors, which extend to nearly 5,000 acres and include an area of Special Scientific Interest, form part of the North Yorkshire Moors and have belonged to […]

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