Farming in the High Peak: Upper Booth Farm
A case study of an upland farm in the Peak District National Park of England.
Year of Publication2008
Upper Booth is a family operated upland farm in the heart of the Peak District. The land is farmed without artificial fertilisers and stocked to its natural capacity. Hill sheep are the predominant enterprise with a herd of Belted Galloway cattle to complement sheep grazing and help improve habitats for snipe and curlew and create diversity of plant species. Income from farming is supplemented by a campsite and local farm produce is sold and visitors are encouraged to take an interest in the farm. Robert Helliwell sees the future as focussing on quality meat production and selling breeding stock but argues that upland farmers should be better supported as the most cost effective way of managing upland landscapes for public benefit.
This item is categorised as follows
- Subject Collection > Tourism & recreation > Access to the countryside
- Subject Collection > Environmental impact > Landscape
- Subject Collection > Environmental impact > Wildlife & biodiversity
- Subject Collection > Tourism & recreation
- Subject Collection > Livestock & dairy
- Subject Collection > Environmental impact > Managing land for environmental benefit
Additional keywords/tagspeak districtesacountryside farmer of the yearsingle farm paymentenvironmentally sensitive area
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