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The estate consists of heather moorland and upland hill farms that principally farm beef and sheep, producing dairy products.
More than two thirds of the estate is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Special Protection Area (SPA) which we carefully manage, striving to protect, enhance and restore its sensitive environmental habitats.
More than 8,000 hectares of moorland is managed sustainably, helping moorland birds and waders to flourish. The estate is home to some of the strongest populations in the UK of red listed species such as curlew, lapwing and redshank.
Our on-going and decade long programme of peatland restoration has restored over 78% of bare peat identified in surveys, reducing Co2 the emissions they emit annually by 60%.
We have restored over 78% of bare peat identified in surveys on the Abbeystead Estate, reducing the CO2 emissions they emit annually by 60%.
Abbeystead Estate, Lancashire, is home to some of the strongest populations in the UK of red listed species such as curlew and lapwing.