In a landscape where Ospreys soar freely, due to a successful release program in the Lakes over decade ago, we are proud to have multiple nest sites on the estate. As well as Ospreys, we have also hosted a successful red kite introduction and are lucky to have a healthy red squirrel population.
Our current priorities include soil health improvement and water quality. We also strive to protect nature by creating a mosaic of habitats; the creation of wood pasture by planting 15,000 native trees, extensive cattle grazing and wetland creation.
The Graythwaite philosophy is rooted deeply in sustainability and respect for nature. We are dedicated to preserving and enhancing the natural beauty and wildlife that surrounds us.
Since World War II much has been demanded of the land to the detriment of the surrounding ecosystem and various habitats. Our key initiative is to repair the damage caused by intensive agriculture and move towards “an extensive,” nature friendly, farming style with native breed cattle.
We are actively working with organisations to promote social responsibility in order to create a better and long-lasting future for the estate, wildlife and the people that enjoy it.