Our agricultural interests include both livestock and arable farming, covering around 106,000 hectares across the UK, and common land principally in Wales.
The portfolio includes around 10,000 hectares of forestry, principally in Somerset and Moray. The majority is actively managed but around 4,000 hectares is leased to the Forestry Commission.
The total area where we own the rights to extract minerals covers some 115,500 hectares, but the large majority is not actively worked. Actual operations include 34 lettings.
We work in partnership with many organisations to encourage growth in the visitor economy across the UK from the Highlands of Scotland to Exmoor in Somerset.
Progressing strategic land opportunities is a key focus for our business and each year we bring forward sites through the planning process before offering them to market.
Ken Jones, Director of our Rural and Coastal portfolio, argues for flexibility.
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Fantastic tourist destinations aren’t just the preserve of our Rural portfolio. We also manage Windsor Great Park in Berkshire and Surrey.