FWAG South East Cluster Groups

Winchester Downs Farming Cluster

The Group is made up of 38 farmers & land managers who are working together to improve wildlife and biodiversity on a landscape scale and covers an area of approximately 9,230 hectares around the Winchester area.

The Winchester Downs Cluster is an independently funded group set up in 2018. The group meets regularly throughout the year to discuss a wide range of topics through farm walks, wildlife surveys and educational talks from an array of different experts.

The area features many different habitats such as the chalk stream of the river Itchen, water meadows, calcareous grasslands, open arable land, woodlands and hazel coppices. With the South Downs Way running through the centre of the area. 

The groups priorities are:

·        Protecting soil and water

·        Providing a connected food source for wild birds

·        Linking hedges and field edges


Further information about the group can be found on their website www.winchesterdownscluster.co.uk


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