The Estate is situated in one of the most beautiful parts of the country. The Estate’s ethos is to uphold the highest environmental principles in all its activities in order to protect and enhance its beauty for future generations to enjoy.
The Estate’s farmland is managed sustainably and much of it is organic. The approach is outlined on Farming.
The Estuary is managed similarly carefully – more information can be found on Estuary & Mooring.
Across the entire estate there are areas of particular environmental interest including ancient woodland, sand dunes, coastal grassland and bracken.
The Estate works with wildlife and countryside organisations to monitor and preserve the flora and fauna.
Recent examples include a study to establish the existence of dormice on the Estate and a study to learn more about the heronry.
Sensitive long term management plans, such as a ten year woodland management plan, ensure that all areas of the Estate continue to thrive.
We have recently completed the first AONB Management plan in the South Hams. To see a copy please click here.