If you farm in the Wye Valley or Malvern Hills Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), you are invited to attend a free online workshop to:

  • Find out about the latest changes to the Countryside Stewardship Scheme
  • Hear from farmers already in agri-environment schemes
  • Learn about the ‘Farming in Protected Landscapes’ scheme, announced in the Agricultural Transition Plan, to support farmers and land managers in AONBs and National Parks, to help them diversify their income streams and lay the groundwork for the Environmental Land Management scheme.

There is a choice of 3 workshops.

  • Monday 22nd February (5-6:30pm), or
  • Thursday 4th March (5-6:30pm), or
  • Tuesday 23rd March (1-2:30pm).

Register for one of these workshops now at www.landscapesforlife.org.uk/workshops


Farmers and land managers in the Malvern Hills AONB can contact

Paul Esrich (AONB Partnership Manager) for more information.
Email: pesrich@worcestershire.gov.uk   Tel: 01905 845057


For the Wye Valley AONB contact Nick Critchley (AONB Development Officer).
Email: development@wyevalleyaonb.org.uk   Tel: 07904 017982

 To help farmers in the Wye Valley AONB …

… to prepare for landscape, habitat and nature recovery schemes, the Wye Valley AONB Partnership are also able to offer the following:

  • Phase 1 Habitat maps showing semi-natural vegetation and wildlife habitats on your farm, or if the data doesn’t exist a free survey.
  • AONB Management Plan information, including Landscape Management Zones, features and Special Qualities relevant to your farm.

To request Wye Valley AONB data or for more information, please contact Wye Valley AONB Development Officer, Nick Critchley at development@wyevalleyaonb.org.uk or 07904 017982.

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