Active Woodland Management At Needwood

Active Woodland Management At Needwood

The Duchy of Lancaster is to partner with Natural England and the Forestry Commission to protect and improve 500 hectares of woodland on its Needwood Estate in Staffordshire. Over the next five years the Duchy will implement a woodland improvement plan approved under the national Countryside Stewardship scheme. Particular areas of focus will include the […]

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The Business of Farming

A Duchy farming tenant on the Needwood Estate is taking a fresh approach to his family’s dairy and poultry farm, introducing key business disciplines to improve productivity. Rupert Major believes that his livestock and poultry are happier, healthier and more productive when they are looked after by well organised and motivated staff. As a result, […]

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Her Majesty The Queen Visits Her Needwood Estate

Her Majesty The Queen as Duke of Lancaster visited a number of tenants on Her Duchy of Lancaster estates in Staffordshire on Thursday 25th May. The visit included a tour of Eland Lodge Equestrian Centre in Draycott-in-the-Clay and a reception for around 50 tenants at Lower Castle Hayes Farm on the Duchy’s historic Needwood Estate. […]

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From Generation To Generation

A new chapter is about to begin in the long and proud history of Hareholes Farm Cottage on the Duchy’s Needwood Estate in Staffordshire.  Following an extensive refurbishment project, the building has been restored to its former glory and updated throughout in line with the Duchy’s quality standard and specification. Hareholes Farm Cottage is a […]

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Owls Nesting At Hanbury Grange

  Owl nesting boxes at the Duchy of Lancaster’s Hanbury Grange property in Staffordshire have proved popular again this year, with chicks close to fledgling discovered on site earlier this month. This is the third consecutive year that chicks have been hatched in one of the five nesting boxes installed by the Duchy in 2008, […]

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