The Lake District is increasingly being seen as non-farmer friendly

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An article in the July 8th edition of Farmers Weekly features fell farmers' concerns over the de-stocking policies of fell land being imposed by Higher Level and Entry Level Stewardship schemes.

Will Rawling of Ennerdale – Chairman of the Herdwick Sheep Breeders Association - said that unless de-stocking policies are implemented with greater sensitivity and sophistication the future of Lake District fell farming will be destroyed in less than a generation. The Herdwick Sheep Breeders Association has outlined all their concerns in a letter sent to government officials and the Lake District National Park amongst others.

To read the letter of concern from the Herdwick Sheep Breeders Association and the Farmers Weekly article click below. You can also read the disturbing article in the same edition of Farmers Weekly about the Lake District National Park's plans to remove sheep from the Lake District fells.