Open Day At Wood End Farm

Open Day At Wood End Farm

The Whitaker family at Wood End Farm on the Whitewell Estate in Lancashire hosted a highly successful Open Day last month under the LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming) banner. Some 500 people attended over the course of the day, viewing the displays at the farm and taking part in a series of tours, walks and […]

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Triple A For Duchy Rural Team

The Duchy of Lancaster continues to invest in the development of its Rural team with the appointment of 3 rural surveyors: Alex Morrison, Archie Rose and Alexandra Carr. Alex Morrison joins the team as Estates Director for Yorkshire and the Foreshore. Alex began his career as an engineer before retraining as a rural surveyor. He […]

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Beagles About!

A tenant at Coulters Hill Cottage on the Needwood estate in Staffordshire has been providing a valuable national service for the past nine years. Beagle Welfare is a registered charity managed by volunteers which cares for, rehabilitates and re-homes pedigree beagles with deserving owners nationwide. No fewer than 2,163 beagles have been successfully re-homed by […]

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New Farm Shop Serving the Community

Duchy tenants at Agardsley Cottage Farm in Staffordshire have opened a new farm shop in Hoar Cross, in response to growing levels of interest in the provenance, quality and freshness of food bought by consumers. Charlie and Lesley Prince have been tenants at Agardsley Cottage Farm on the Needwood Estate for over twenty years.  They […]

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Browns Go Green In Staffordshire!

A long-standing Duchy tenant is encouraging the return of pollinators, waterfowl and other species of indigenous wildlife to the hedgerows, ponds and field margins across their 350-acre farm in Staffordshire. Mrs Mary Brown and her son Graham entered into a 5-year Mid-Tier Countryside Stewardship Scheme in 2019, after completing a five-year ELS scheme. Along with […]

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