About Us

About Summerstone

Not long ago, the 1,500-acre Summerstone Estate in Nidderdale, North Yorkshire was intensively grazed, with its woodlands left largely unmanaged and almost all the wildlife under threat.

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Our Story

Steve and Karen Halsall bought the Estate in January 2015. Keen conservationists, they share an intense interest in wildlife and sustainability.

The team at Summerstone, headed up by Estate Manager Roy Burrows, has now transformed this exceptional corner of English countryside. They have planted over 65,000 trees, sowed acres of wildflowers, reseeded the hay meadows and restored the stunning heather moorlands.

The mission was to bring a more holistic approach to the agro-ecological land management on the estate, provide the best grass-fed produce and achieve carbon neutral status.

They have introduced strategies to encourage wildlife, manage grazing and reinstate woodlands.

Today, there are herds of native breed cattle and sheep, including pedigree Belted Galloways, Highland cattle and Swaledale sheep, tree-planting and many other collaborative projects designed to encourage sustainable wildlife.

Trees planted & sowed
acres of wildflowers
Estate in Nidderdale, North Yorkshire
1500 -acre
Comissioned stonewall restoration
1200 m

News & Articles

Latest News

See our latest news and updates below:

  1. Gamewise Interview - Roy Burrows 2020
  2. Conservation & Community Article 2020
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