The Uplands Alliance and the National Trust

The Uplands Alliance held a meeting yesterday in Cumbria about the future of the uplands after Brexit.

Dame Helen Ghosh, the Director General of the National Trust was one of the speakers.

Here full speech can be read here. She finished her presentation with the following words ‘There is change coming and we need to face into this together.  But upland farmers have proved over the centuries that they are resilient and adaptable and those traits will be needed again over the next decade.  If we work together, with a clear sense of our common goals, there is a bright future for farming, landscapes and nature. You can count on our commitment and support.’

The National Trust and various Cumbrian farmers have recently been involved in a very public spat over Thorneythwaite Farm – see here and therefore this speech by Ghosh appears to have gone a long way to re-build bridges.


As I have said before – united we stand, divided we fall



One thought on “The Uplands Alliance and the National Trust

  1. > Subject: How can the National Trust support upland farmers? | National Trust Places > > It’s great to have National Trust celebrity support but it’s more important to have the successful hill farmers, contractors and graziers speaking on how they can improve grazing that has been neglected for 20 years . I suggested inviting Geoff Eyres or James Playfair Hanney to come and give their views in Exeter. The Sheep and Beef farmers of the year and those in Wales that have had their farming systems by Farmers Weekly examined, like Christopher Evans under Plynlimon , Richard Tudor from Welshpool and Young farmer of the year David Cooper that have been found to be leaders in their field need to be able to put across their views to the Upland Alliance. > Best wishes > Fairfax

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