Land management agreements are coming up for renewal on the National Trust’s High Peak Moors and it intends to work with “farming and other game managing tenants as well as a wide range of stakeholders, including local communities and users in the local area to produce a ‘Master Plan‘ which will create a vision and guide the management of the High Peak Moors in the Peak District over the next 25 years.”

It would be timely to remind the Trust of the valuable contribution that shooting brings to remote communities, wildlife and conservation of vulnerable habitat.

There are three workshops left in March but if you can not attend go on-line to let the Trust know your views. ‘Access and Recreation’ is a key theme of the consultation, this was also given as a reason for not renewing the shooting leases at Wallington in Northumberland and Polesden Lacey in Surrey.

The National Trust first came under fire from the hunting community in
1997 when it banned stag hunting on its land. Now the shooting community
is growing increasingly concerned that the Trust has become resistant to the renewal
of game shooting leases. This is a chance for ‘stakeholders’ to explain why renewal of shooting leases is so important.

See The Field’s 2011 Comment feature “Is The National Trust Anti-Shooting