A farmer has been recognised by the farming and conservation industry for his outstanding efforts to promote good habitat and environmental management on his farm.

Giles Mounsey-Heysham

Photo credit GWCT news July 2018

Giles Mounsey-Heysham, from Cumbria, pictured above, was awarded the highly-coveted ‘Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group (FWAG) National Silver Lapwing Award’, in conjunction with GWCT and LEAF.

The award, now in its 41st year, recognises farmers who go the extra mile to protect and enhance the countryside in which they farm. Giles was awarded from a national shortlist of seven farms, each selected for demonstrating outstanding commitment to good environmental practices, alongside running successful farm businesses.

Head of advisory services at GWCT Roger Draycott said: “The FWAG Silver Lapwing Award recognises excellence in farming and wildlife conservation - and to win it is a fantastic achievement. The GWCT warmly congratulates Giles Mounsey-Heysham of Castletown Estate Farms on their success.”

About the FWAG Silver Lapwing Award

The Silver Lapwing is an award for farmers who have demonstrated a commitment to species and habitat conservation and has been able to show how they integrate their environmental management with their overall farm business. Understanding and conserving historic aspects of the farm is also important.