Welcome to The Crown Estate
Our principal forest areas in Somerset and Glenlivet are open for public use through a wide range of waymarked paths and cycle trails covering some 160 kilometres (100 miles). We welcome events and activities and encourage educational use of our land for forest schools.
The rural estate includes almost 11,000 hectares (27,000 acres) of forestry. The majority of this is managed 'in-hand' but just over 4,000 hectares (9,900 acres) is leased to the Forestry Commission. A further 3,000 plus hectares lies on our Windsor estate.
Our management strategy is to optimise revenue and capital growth through active management while delivering a wide range of stewardship objectives.
By taking an approach to silvicultural (woodland) management that prioritises improvement programmes we are able to improve timber quality, commercial returns and woodland structure.
We are actively involved in a number of projects across the UK to promote tree planting and have developed a Forests for the Future education resource for young learners aged 10-12.
Our principal forest areas are open for public use and a wide range of attractive and enjoyable waymarked paths and trails are provided for walking, cycling horse riding and other outdoor activities. We welcome their use for events and activities and encourage educational use for forest schools and nature walks.
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Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) Certification - surveillance audit 2012
The Crown Estate woodlands and forests throughout the UK are certified by the FSC against the UK Woodland Assurance Standard (UKWAS).
The annual forest management surveillance audit will be taking place on the Patshull and Tabley estates in England and the Whitehill and Glenlivet estate in Scotland during August 2012.
We welcome comments from visitors, stakeholders and local communities regarding the management of our forests and woodlands. If you have any questions, observations or comments regarding forest management on any of our rural estates please email:
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