Stewardship of Gomde UK
Countryside Stewardship is a government scheme designed to protect and enhance the diverse nature of England’s landscape, habitats and wildlife. The entire estate is now managed under the HLS scheme
Our plan is to re-establish the traditional habitat which has been degraded due to the industrial milling of the peat and the subsequent drying out of the land. We aim to restore peatland, heathland, acidic grassland, ancient woodland and orchards. This is done through various techniques including the removal of invasive species and re-wetting in some areas. All the methods we use are designed to protect the habitat and wildlife, and the use of chemicals is kept to an absolute minimum. The funds received will help pay for things like fencing and machinery.
We also work in partnership with the Lindholme Old Moor Management Group (LOM), a group of experts whose remit is our 60 acres of uncut peatland. This valuable and essential expertise enables us to properly manage this very rare resource. We have recently been given a grant by The Isle of Axholme and Hatfield Chase Landscape partnership which is being used to provide an in depth survey of our ancient / veteran oaks helping establish any remedial works to help preserve and protect the trees. Lindholme Old Moor Management Group