18 June 2018
Natural England has given the green light for the Estate to enter a significant Higher Tier Countryside Stewardship scheme which focuses on an extensive agri environment plan on the across the Estate. The scheme, which will run for 10 years until 2028, will involve a number of ‘green farming’ options such as the seeding of wild bird food, extended over winter stubbles, providing pollen & nectar and bumble-bird mixes, and producing a low input whole crop harvest of barley and wheat. Important moorland and wet grassland areas will be enhanced to allow grazing by suitable livestock as part of the scheme providing the necessary conditions for ground nesting birds such as Lapwing, Curlew and Snipe. The re-wetting of areas of heather moorland will be undertaken, blocking the drainage grips and ‘locking in’ the carbon in the peaty soils. Traditional hedgerows will be restored in targeted areas and grassland subject to historic farming methods will be protected too.
The whole of the Estate’s woodland property will be covered by the scheme as well, combining management of the existing expanse of woodland and forest with the planting of new areas of trees to link the woods together.
The scheme roots the Estate’s commitment to long term sustainable management and the improvement of the countryside and its important habitats. The Estate is proud of its policy of ensuring that farming, forestry and our natural environment can successfully co-exist and remain profitable.
07 June 2018
On Sunday 3rd June, 200 athletes of all abilities, from all over the North came to take part in the annual Mulgrave run organised by Mulgrave Community Sports Association. The challenging route includes views of the old medieval castle, the fords crossing the becks at Sandsend and a hill climb to 430m. Hardly a walk in the park! Jay Ferns of Glaisdale won 1st place with a time of 36:12 and the first lady home was Catherine Williamson of Whitby in 42:17, who took sixth place overall. A huge thank you to all the runners and everyone involved in organising the event.
05 June 2018
The Mulgrave Estate has been granted planning permission for nearly 7,000 sq ft of new, high quality office accommodation in a semi-rural location to the north of Whitby, North Yorkshire, to help meet demand from local businesses.
Sympathetically converted from former diary buildings, five new modern office suites will be created, ranging in size from 613 sq ft to 3,121 sq ft, at Ayrshire Buildings, Mulgrave Castle, on the Mulgrave Estate, a 15,000 acre estate, running from the coast to the North York Moors, just north of Whitby.
22 May 2018
To celebrate the Royal Wedding which took place on Saturday (19th May), crowds gathered in Lythe to watch the firing of the Stiddy. Lady Normnaby, Castle staff and our maintenance team all took turns in lighting the Stiddy.
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18 May 2018
Lythe Village School are celebrating the Royal Wedding by having a picnic in Mulgrave Castle Gardens in the sunshine.
01 May 2018
Please note that our arrival day has now changed to Friday!
You can now book our cottages for 2019. Changeover day is now a Friday for most of our cottages however you can still book Vancouver from a Saturday.
01 May 2018
The woodland department at the Mulgrave Estate will soon be benefitting from extra capacity and facilities at the Sawmill yard, Sandsend.
A new timber drying facility is being built to double the storage capacity for saw logs at the yard. Keeping saw logs under cover is essential as they air dry and season prior to splitting, bagging and sale in the forthcoming winter. This will be a real boost for the Sawmill in its plans to expand and develop new markets for the future.
A tractor driven splitting machine will also be purchased to provide dry kindling to sell to customers and offer a complete package to keep the home fires burning this winter. The EU LEADER programme, through its forest productivity element is providing some match funding for the project. John Beech, Asst. Rural Surveyor at the Estate noted ‘We are very grateful for the financial assistance of the LEADER programme, the forest productivity element ties in perfectly with our vision for the sustainable management of the Estates’ woodlands, whilst providing new products and expanding our woodland business for the future’.
Further information on the LEADER project is available at http://www.moorscoastandhills.org.uk To order logs from the Estate please see our Woodland & Firewood section.
13 April 2018
Stephen joined the Estate in 2018 as Wildlife Manager, having previously worked on various Estate across the north of England and Scotland. He also worked for the Food & Environment Research Agency where he carried out wildlife management and research projects across the UK. Stephen is an experienced deer manager and has dealt with wildlife control on estates for over 22 years. In his spare time Stephen enjoys partaking in martial arts.
23 March 2018
Mulgrave Estate have been successful in applying for some grant aid in the form of agricultural materials to prevent poaching and run off in part of the Sandsend beck catchment. The Estate have acquired materials to install over 400m of fencing to stop grazing livestock entering the watercourse at Dunsley. This reduces the opportunity for livestock to pollute the drains and watercourses which eventually flow into the bay and the Sandsend bathing beach. As an alternative to livestock drinking from the beck the project will also install a large trough, pipework and concrete sleepers for hardstanding to enable livestock to still graze the land and have a constant supply of clean water. Work on installing the materials will begin in April.
23 February 2018
A notable landscape feature at Kettleness has had a major facelift thanks to the dedication of a local drystone waller. Work on the traditional boundary feature, alongside the Cleveland Way at Kettleness has now been completed and has made a huge impact on the coastal landscape.