Swinton Estate is committed to protecting and preserving both its natural landscape and heritage structures, and conservation forms a key part of its estate management strategy. Due to the extensive area of the Estate and variety of terrain and structures, a wide range of designations apply that include Listed Buildings and Landscape, Scheduled Ancient Monuments (SAMs), Special Areas of Conservation (SACs), Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) and Ancient Woodland.
From water, forestry, farming practices and game conservation to the management of the moors the Estate works with a wide variety of Government Organisations, supporting partnerships, Estate Stakeholders and specialist advisors to ensure that the Estate is supporting and delivering both regional and national environmental and conservation policy. Much of the farmland and moorland is committed to environmental management schemes (administered by Natural England), and the Estate complies with best practice to deliver the highest standards in public, animal and plant health, environmental measures and animal welfare.
Much of the farmland and moorland is entered into 5 and 10 year agri-environment schemes which are administered by Natural England to deliver environmental management on the land.
Tel: 01765 689224
Swinton Estate Office, Swinton, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 4JH