Woodland

Holt is the Saxon word for wood.  The woodland is “semi-ancient” mainly beech, oak and ash interspersed with areas of softwood.  Woods need managing and we have just embarked on a twenty year woodland management plan which involves thinning the trees, removing introduced softwood trees and coppicing hazel and chestnut.  We are also widening open rides to encourage a broad range of flora and fauna including a number of butterflies.  We have installed a woodfuel biomass boiler which produces hot water and heating for five properties (including the Old Workshop) using wood chipped from the estate.

Red Tractor Assured

The Holt Estate have been awarded Red Tractor assurance for the beef, lamb and cereals it provides.