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Grants available for walling and hedging in the National Park

Grants of up to £2,000 are once again on offer to land managers in the North York Moors National Park for the management of drystone walls and hedgerows.

Now in its seventh year, the Traditional Boundary Scheme seeks to restore and enhance the traditional field boundaries which form a hugely important part of the landscape character of the National Park. The Authority wants to help land managers protect and maintain these traditional features, and the grant is available towards the restoration of drystone walls, along with hedge planting, laying and coppicing.

The Traditional Boundary Scheme is a competitive scheme aimed at traditional field boundaries in the National Park that aren’t already in receipt of funding from other sources. Priority is given to boundaries which are most visible from a public right of way or of particular historical or environmental interest. For more information please visit, email or call 01439 772700.

The application window will close on 17 May 2019.


Media contact
Nina Beadle, Communications Officer, North York Moors National Park Authority
01439 772700

The North York Moors National Park

The North York Moors is a beautiful landscape of stunning moorland, ancient woodland and historic sites. Created on 28 November 1952 it became Britain’s sixth national park. Covering an area of 554 square miles (1,436 square kilometres) the National Park has 26 miles of coastline, two national nature reserves, 840 Scheduled Monuments and over 3,000 listed buildings, attracting an estimated 7.9 million visitors a year.

The National Park has two visitor centres, The Moors National Park Centre, Danby and Sutton Bank National Park Centre, providing opportunities for cycling, walking, eating, picnicking, shopping, crafts and wildlife-watching. The centre in Danby also houses the Inspired by… gallery, which features regularly changing exhibitions by artists who draw their inspiration from the North York Moors.

The North York Moors National Park Authority works with a wide variety of people to care for this beautiful corner of Yorkshire, providing apprenticeships and volunteering opportunities with nearly 14% of staff being apprentices from local families.

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