• Winchester Downs Cluster

    This covers a group of farmers and landowners in the Winchester South Downs area.

Spreading the word

They are working together for landscape, habitat and biodiversity benefits on a scale that couldn’t be achieved by working alone.

What is becoming apparent is that lots of great work is already being done but the farmers concerned are not getting the message across to the wider public.

Our key areas of work are:

  • Arable
  • Grassland
  • Woodland
  • Rivers
  • Community

Promoting our iconic wildlife

Part of promoting the farmed environment in the Winchester Cluster involves promoting iconic species that benefit from a healthy farmed environment. As part of this, members were asked what species they would like to focus on. The top three are:

  • Lapwing
  • Grey partridge
  • Barn owl