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Walling and hedging grants available

Grants of up to £2,000 are now on offer to land managers in the North York Moors National Park for hedgerow planting and drystone walling. The Traditional Boundary Scheme seeks to restore and improve traditional field boundaries, which form an important part of the landscape character across the National Park. The Authority wants to help […]

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Grants for traditional boundaries‏

Farmers and landowners in the North York Moors have benefited from grants totalling £64,400 last year to plant and restore hedges and dry stone walls. The funding came from the National Park Authority’s Traditional Boundary Scheme (TBS) which was set up to assist the maintenance of these key characters of the local and national landscape […]

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Visit a local moorland farm – Open Farm Sunday

Two farms in the North York Moors National Park will be throwing open their gates to visitors on 8 June 2014 as part of Open Farm Sunday. Stonebeck Gate Farm, Fryup and Fowl Green Farm, Commondale will be hosting a variety of activities to highlight life on a moorland farm and the vital role farmers […]

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Police request to Ryedale farmers

North Yorkshire Police are looking to work with Farmers and Gamekeepers to gather information on suspect vehicles. I want to set this up in Ryedale, predominantly in the north part. I’m looking for both farmers and gamekeepers who would be interested in working alongside local officers. If this would be of interest please contact Sean […]

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Prince’s Countryside Fund award grant to local scheme

Yesterday it was announced that local scheme YMAAS (Yorkshire Moors Agricultural Apprentice Scheme), whose aim is to encourage young people to enter a career in upland hill farming, was awarded a grant of nearly £50,000 from the Prince’s Countryside Fund, ensuring the continuation of the scheme. The arduous work, the long hours and for many, […]

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Images from Open Farm Sunday 2013

Open Farm Sunday at Beadlam Grange, Helmsley, visitors from around the county enjoyed the many activities for children and grown ups alike. With trips around the farm on a tractor and trailer visiting livestock in the fields, pigs, cattle, and a very large bull. We made a visit to the Roman Villa. The site was […]

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Open Farm Sunday – June 9th

The Moors National Park Centre at Danby is playing host to the Open Farm Sunday this week (June 9). The event is free and is an opportunity for everyone to find out about upland farming and conservation. Visitors can chat to farmers, gamekeepers and moorland managers at the Centre to find out about the vital […]

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