Our land management practices are helping moorland birds and waders to flourish

Abbeystead Estate, Lancashire, is home to some of the strongest populations in the UK of red listed species such as curlew and lapwing. 

We provide a mosaic of habitats for feeding, breeding and cover for the benefit of grouse and other moorland birds. 

The estate is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and more than two thirds are designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Special Protection Area (SPA) for its rare habitat and the flora and fauna it supports. 

Our conservation and sporting activities go hand in hand, promoting sustainable practices which enhance biodiversity and protect the environment.  

Shooting at Abbeystead is run for private use and non-commercial gain.  

We support the wider industry in promoting more sustainable practices around game shooting and growing the market for game meat. 

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