11 December 2020
Today, millions of people in the UK have put on a Christmas jumper to raise money for a great cause. A very festive Mulgrave Estate team are delighted to have taken part in 2020 Safe the Children Christmas Jumper Day. Thank you to everyone who has donated.
26 November 2020
Today, we have taken delivery of two new Exmoor ponies to assist with our conservation grazing on Sandsend Rigg. We are now up to maximum numbers for grazing this area within the woodland. Thankfully, both pairs of ponies took to each other straightaway with very little introduction. We will monitor progress with the grazing over the coming months. The ponies are on loan from the Yorkshire Exmoor Pony Trust.
26 November 2020
Ugthorpe Moor is now under management again following a grazing regime developed and agreed with Natural England via a Countryside Stewardship agreement. The site has recently been fenced allowing livestock to graze the moor at levels that will benefit the moorland ecosystem. By grazing the moor the encroaching rank grass and scrub will be kept in check allowing the heather moorland to regain ground and flourish. The cattle on the moor will be kept there over the winter before returning home to the farm. Pedestrian access across the moor is open to all who wish to walk across it via the gates installed, but we do ask people to shut the gates behind them and keep any dogs on leads around the livestock. Horse riders are also requested to keep to the bridleways on the moor. Again, please close the gates after use.
25 November 2020
You may have noticed some peculiar crops growing on our farm this winter. As part of our sustainable farming practices, each winter we crop a rotational area of cover crops as part of our policy to improve soil quality and health. The mix being grown this year contains oil radish, oats, vetch and phacelia. The vetch helps capture nitrogen and supports soil life, the radishes put down long tap roots which help with soil compaction and the oats and phacelia catch nitrogen, preserving it until the mix is re-incorporated into the soil. The spring crop to follow the mix will ultimately benefit, as well as an improved organic matter and soil quality.
18 November 2020
The Mulgrave Estate have made a start on its’ seasonal tree planting programme recently. A number of areas across the Estate are being planted with native tree species to link existing woodlands together to provide wildlife corridors and strengthen landscape quality and character. A total of 3,500 trees will be planted on six parcels of land and will consist of saplings such as English Oak, Alder, Field Maple, Holly, Yew, Scots Pine, Hazel and Beech.
18 September 2020
The Mulgrave Estate is delighted to have helped Lythe CEVC Primary School create their very own ‘Mud Kitchen’ The outdoor area has had a full makeover with the help of donations from Mulgrave Estate, Teesside Karting and Wilf Nobles and fully reflects all the learning opportunities offered inside. The Early Years staff spent 2 very hot days over the Summer repainting the fencing! The children have worked together to create and plant the new sensory garden full of herbs as well as a fairy garden giving way to some wonderful storytelling.
24 July 2020
07 July 2020
A number of Exmoor ponies have arrived on the Estate recently to assist us with grazing our moor, heath and rough grassland areas. The Exmoors are highly regarded as being one of the best choices of livestock for conservation grazing. The ponies are semi wild and more than capable of adapting to life on our moors here at Mulgrave. They are on loan from the Yorkshire Exmoor Pony Trust (YEPT) and are recognised as a rare breed in the UK
22 June 2020
Quality, seasoned hardwood logs produced from our own sustainable timber at the Mulgrave Sawmills. Quality kindling now available. Add a bag to your order! https://mulgrave-estate.co.uk/firewood/buy-online
16 June 2020
Restoring and repairing Murkside’s dry stone walls.
Work has begun in earnest on the southern part of the Estate at Murkside Farm. Located between Goathland and Egton, the fields here at Murkside are divided up by a network of dry stone walls. Unfortunately, over the years the walls had fallen into disrepair and restoring them is going to be a mammoth task. Over 2000m has been identified for restoration and Estate contractors have recently made a start on the work. Restoring dry stone walls is a real skill with an eye for detail needed as well as ensuring the wall will be stockproof and stand for another 100 years or so. Further information on dry stone walling can be found here https://www.dswa.org.uk/
The wall restoration project is part of Mulgrave Estates’ higher tier Countryside Stewardship agreement.