CLA members tour Revesby Estate in Lincolnshire

Arable farming, woodland management and farm diversification projects were among the topics discussed on the day

Revesby Estate, a family owned and managed estate located in the heart of rural Lincolnshire, was the venue for the Lincolnshire summer visit and AGM.

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CLA External Affairs Director Jonathan Roberts provides a political update for guests during the AGM

Estates are unique businesses. Beyond their financial requirement to survive they often have very clear groups of non-financial objectives. Revesby Estate call these building blocks and they include the protection and improvement of the natural environment, community, historic assets and visual appeal. Members saw examples of these throughout the visit.

Balancing the needs of the environment against the need for profit is one of Revesby Estate’s most defining characteristics. With a mixture of arable land, wetland, woodland and grassland, the varied natural environments require detailed long-term planning to ensure they survive and thrive.

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The tour of Revesby included a visit to the deer park

The estate has a range of commercial enterprises, existing in six sectors: growing, retail products, retail memories, lettings, service and investments.

Firewood and venison sales, weddings and events, carp fishing and venue hire all form part of the commercial offering. There is an extensive property lettings portfolio which incorporates cottages, stables, offices, commercial units, and shipping containers.

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CLA members toured the farming operation at Revesby
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Lunch was served in the village hall

This visit was by kind permission of the Wiggins-Davies family and their team.

With thanks to our sponsors Brown & Co, Duncan & Toplis and Forestry Commission.