The Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust was set up to improve the water quality and biodiversity of the rivers in the Yorkshire Dales, working with the river bank landowners to limit erosion and pollution run-off. In more recent years it has become involved in natural flood management and engagement with local schools.
Mark Cunliffe-Lister has been President of the Trust for over 10 years and been involved in a number of projects. In particular, the Estate collapsed a disused weir across the River Burn in 2016, opening up access to the upper stretch of the water to migratory fish such as salmon (for the first time in over 100 years). There has been a very encouraging overall increase in Salmon numbers and improvement in river health in the Ure, while many river systems elsewhere in the country are seeing a marked decrease.
Tel: 01765 689224
Swinton Estate Office, Swinton, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 4JH
Following the Government announcement on the 30th December 2020 the Harrogate District will be placed into Tier 3 and therefore Swinton Park Hotel, Swinton Bivouac, Swinton Cookery School, and The Terrace Restaurant & Bar will be closed until further notice and pending the next Covid assessment tier review.
As permitted under tier 3 guidance the parkland, spa and leisure areas will remain open but with limited opening 8am-4pm for members and spa customers.
Exercise classes for members will not be available.
We would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to all our guests and members who have supported us during these difficult times and look forward to seeing you again so very soon!
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