An award-winning farm in Suffolk that specialises in wild partridge and pheasant is hosting a walk next month.
Farming and wildlife enthusiasts can visit Manor Farm, in Ixworth Thorpe, which scooped the East Anglian Partridge Trophy last year, on Thursday, September 7 at 5.30pm.
Owner Christopher Wilson and head keeper Richard Gould will explain how they integrate farming with game and wildlife conservation on the estate.
Additionally, Roger Draycott, who is head of advisory services at Fordingbridge-based charity the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT), will be on hand to provide updates on the Trust’s latest partridge research and advisory issues.
He said: “This is a rare opportunity to visit this exceptionally well-managed wild partridge and pheasant shoot.
“As current holders of the East Anglian Partridge Trophy, we hope to see coveys bursting from the stubbles as we walk round.”
The walk is sponsored by Castleacre Insurance and supported by Chadacre Trust & Felix Cobbold Trust.
There are just 60 spaces available which come on a first-come-first-served basis.
To book tickets, costing £15 including refreshments, call Lynda Ferguson on 01425 651013 or click here.
Notes to editors
The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust – providing research-led conservation for a thriving countryside. The GWCT is an independent wildlife conservation charity which has carried out scientific research into Britain’s game and wildlife since the 1930s. We advise farmers and landowners on improving wildlife habitats. We employ 22 post-doctoral scientists and 50 other research staff with expertise in areas such as birds, insects, mammals, farming, fish and statistics. We undertake our own research as well as projects funded by contract and grant-aid from Government and private bodies. The Trust is also responsible for a number of Government Biodiversity Action Plan species and is lead partner for grey partridge and joint lead partner for brown hare and black grouse.
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For information, contact:
Telephone: 01425 651000