Hen Harrier returns to Peak District after help from a member of the Shooting community – Can we dare hope this is the beginning of a new era?

Almost two decades ago I was informed in no uncertain manner by a Land Agent, that the Hen Harrier would never be welcomed by estates in the Forest of Bowland. At the time I really believed what I was being told to be the truth, however based upon recent events initiated by Mark Avery’s […]

Return of the sky dancer – hen harriers breed successfully in Peak District for the first time in eight years

Five hen harrier chicks have successfully fledged on National Trust land in the Upper Derwent Valley – the first time hen harriers have bred successfully in the Peak District for eight years.

This a result of a wide partnership of people and organisations that have worked together to protect the […]