CLA East Summer Visits and AGMs 2024

Take a look at the stunning locations we will be visiting this year
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There is always a sense of anticipation and excitement when we announce the locations for our summer visits and AGMs each year. We have aimed once again to provide visits to rural businesses that will both inform and inspire whilst also providing an opportunity for you to spend time with friends, family and work colleagues in an informal setting.

We begin our visits with a trip to Hatfield Park Estate in Hertfordshire on April 23. You will hear about regenerative farming, nature conservation, property management and farm diversification during a visit to this stunning estate.

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Hatfield Park Estate

Two days later, on April 25, we will be visiting Stuntney Estate incl. Ben’s Yard in Cambridgeshire. During this tour you will see and hear about the family's farm diversification journey which has the seen the development of a new rural retail village on the beautifully landscaped estate. You will also enjoy a guided walk along the wildflower trails.

Ben's Yard

The following week it is a trip to Hexgreave Hall Estate in Nottinghamshire, on April 30. This tour provides an opportunity to hear about the transformation of this traditional Nottinghamshire estate and go behind the scenes of Strawson Ltd, the family farming business that specialises in cereal and vegetable production.

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Hexgreave Hall Estate - medieval deer park

On May 8 you can join us for a visit to Wilkin and Sons Ltd in Essex. The Wilkin family have been making quality preserves since 1885. You will hear about the method of growing strawberries at scale, along with the challenges of labour, water management, pest control and disease and learn about their renewable energy projects.

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Afternoon tea at Wilkin and Sons Ltd

Next up, it is a trip to Revesby Estate in Lincolnshire on May 9. Here you will Learn how the estate is improving its natural environment, community, historic assets and visual appeal. You will hear how the estate manages its arable land, wetland, woodland and grassland and discover more about its commercial enterprises.

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Revesby Estate

On May 15 we visit Kenton Hall Estate in Suffolk. During this visit you will hear about the McVeigh family’s approach to regenerative farming, agroforestry and alternative cropping. You will learn about the diversified businesses at the estate including a wedding venue, glamping site and cookery school.

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Kenton Hall Estate

The following day, May 16, we take a tour of the Wendling Beck Project in Norfolk. This will be a unique opportunity to visit a pioneering habitat creation, nature restoration and regenerative farming project, spanning almost 2,000 acres of land north of Dereham in Norfolk.

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Wendling Beck Project

We end our summer visits and AGMs with a visit to Stanford Hall on the Northamptonshire/Leicestershire border on May 23. Stanford Hall is Grade I listed and surrounded by 700 acres of private park and woodland. Hear about the rolling programme of regeneration and conservation at the estate and how it hosts educational programmes and cultural events on an annual basis.

Stanford June 2020 (2)
Stanford Hall

The price for all events listed is £47 + VAT per person. All members are welcome to attend any branch visit, subject to ticket availability. In some circumstances, priority will be given to members of that county branch.

Members may only vote at their own county branch AGM. You are welcome to bring non-CLA members as your guests, subject to ticket availability. Early booking is advised due to expected high demand.

For further information contact the CLA East office on 01638 590429 or via email

Banner photo credit: Joe Thompsett

Wendling Beck Project photo credit: Daniel Casson

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