21 February 2020
Mulgrave Estate are working with Natural England, the government’s adviser for the natural environment in England, to manage and enhance this important area for historic and wildlife significance at Sandsend quarries. The old quarry is recognised as being a noteworthy grassland site and contains many locally rare species. Without management these important coastal grassland species will be lost.
14 February 2020
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11 February 2020
Our contractors are currently busy maintaining and re establishing some pond and wetland sites across the Estate. At Barnby Howe a series of ponds are due to be installed to provide wildlife habitat as well as holding back soil run off from the surrounding land.
29 January 2020
The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) have launched their Big Farmland Bird Count event for 2020. The event is nationwide and encourages anyone from beginners to experts to take part in a 30 minute farmland bird survey.. A record sheet and identification guide is available online with a simple tick list to fill in and email or post back to GWCT. Surveys can take place anytime on farmland between the 7 and 16 February 2020
29 January 2020
Staff and contractors have been hard at work restoring traditional drystone walls and hedgerows around Mulgrave Estate this winter. Plenty of hedge and hedge tree planting has been completed around High Leas Farm in the recent weeks dividing fields and creating wildlife refuge and corridors.
10 January 2020
A traditionally built unit with good access and parking, less than seven miles from Whitby. Amounting to approximately 2000 sq.ft. Consists of four compartments plus a garage and wc. Could be used as office, storage and/or workshop.
06 January 2020
The Estate are pleased to report that our growing Home Farm has been approved again this year under the Red Tractor Assurance scheme. The scheme is the UK’s largest food standards scheme, covering all the areas you care about – animal welfare, food safety, trace-ability and environmental protection. Working with experts in their fields, the scheme ensures that families across Britain have access to safe, quality food that has been grown and reared in the UK to rigorous farming standards. Independent assessors perform checks at every step of the food journey from farm to packet, so that people can be sure that it is traceable, safe and farmed with care. The Red Tractor is only found on food and drinks that are sourced from UK farms and have been checked from farm to basket. By looking for the Red Tractor, you are choosing food you can trust, as well as helping provide support and security for British farmers and food producers.
27 December 2019
Extensive grazing on two more of Mulgrave Estate’s heather moorlands is already showing beneficial signs in terms of moorland habitat recovery. The heather moorlands were struggling to compete with gorse and purple moor grass which over time will smother the moorland if not controlled. Working with Natural England, the governments conservation advisors, and local grazing tenants that have suitably sourced livestock, Mulgrave Estate are beginning to turn the tide on their heather moorland habitat decline.
06 December 2019
Pupils from Lythe School joined Mulgrave Estate staff for a further hedge planting session on Friday afternoon. The dedicated Lythe school hedge is now complete – all 118 metres of it. A mixture of Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Hazel, Holly and Crab Apple were planted at 7 plants per metre. Rabbit spirals and canes were added to protect the hedge until it is fully established.
Thanks again to Mr Stansfield, staff and all the children from the school – you all did a marvellous job and we all look forward to seeing it growing in the spring.
04 December 2019
Mulgrave Estate would like to say a special thank you to all of the children at Lythe CEVC Primary School for their fantastic entries in our Christmas card competition. All of the pictures were amazing making the judges decision even more difficult to select a winner. Two winners were chosen in joint first place. Lily Owen aged 11 with her beautiful water colour design of the castle and the grounds in winter. In joint first place Ethan Arnold aged 8 impressed the judges with his imaginative snow globe design. A special prize was also awarded to Isaac Arnold aged 5 for his detailed painting of a Red Fallow Deer.