Steps being taken by landowner Bradford Estates to increase sustainable farming were showcased at an agricultural event staged in partnership with Farmers Weekly.

Approximately 100 visitors from a range of farming and agriculture organisations attended the Transition Farm Walk day at Woodlands Farm, Weston under Lizard, to receive updates on ways of cutting environmental impact.

Working with Farmers Weekly, one of the leading news brands for UK farming, the event was organised by Bradford Estates as part of its leading role on sustainable farming, giving visitors the chance to hear about a range of methods and projects being taken to enhance the environment.

Managing Director Alexander Newport gave an overview of the sustainability drive undertaken by Bradford Farming, the agricultural arm of the landed estates business responsible for 12,000 acres on the Shropshire and Staffordshire borders.

Alexander said: “We want to be the most sustainable farm in the West Midlands. Bradford Estates’ long-term land management principles allow us to take this approach into farm management to deliver on this objective.”

After hearing about business sustainability from the line-up of speakers, guests had the chance to visit the Bradford Estates agroforestry project at Sherrifhales, which has seen the transformation of a 10-acre field into an apple orchard and sheep pasture.

The visitors also had the chance to visit fields owned by Bradford Estates which are being restored to wetland under a nature partnership project, which is transforming an area near Brineton.