Allerton Open Day

You are invited to join the 25-year celebration Open Day of farming and environmental research at the Allerton Project, the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust’s ground-breaking research and demonstration farm at Loddington, Leicestershire.

The celebration takes place on Wednesday 28 June 2017 and will be hosted by Sir James Paice, Allerton Project Chairman, and the Allerton Project Team.

Booking is essential - you can book your place here.

The Project originally set out to quantify the benefits of game management on farmland for meeting wider environmental objectives.

Over the last 25 years it has developed a wide-ranging research programme in collaboration with universities and other research organisations from the UK and internationally, with partnerships with Government Agencies and industrial sponsors. The Project has a comprehensive training and demonstration programme encompassing game, wildlife and farm management

Topics our scientists are currently researching

  • Zero-till crop establishment
  • Earthworms, organic matter & soil improvement
  • Factors influencing song bird populations
  • Insects & pollinators
  • Water quality and catchment research
  • Cover & catch crops
  • Agroforestry, the results of which contribute significantly to national environmental policy

Our education programme includes the BASIS-accredited Certificate in Conservation Management and the Big Farmland Bird Count. The award-winning Eco-Visitor Centre welcomes 4,000 people a year attending workshops and demonstrations.

Open Day Walks

Throughout the Open Day there will be a series of timed walks around the farm hosted by members of the Allerton Project team, providing an opportunity to see the agricultural and environmental research and to hear first-hand about the successes that have been achieved by the GWCT over the last 25 years.

You can book onto one of our walks using the links below, refreshments, including a light lunch, will be available at the Visitor Centre. Please arrive in plenty of time as walks will start promptly.

Please note, as this is a working farm, appropriate clothing will be required. The walk is around one and a half miles and lasts around two hours.