Norfolk FWAG is a not-for-profit organisation which provides conservation advice to landowners. It is led by a voluntary steering group of farmers and statutory organisations, including Natural England, Norfolk County Council, Norfolk Wildlife Trust, The Norfolk Historic Environment Service and the RSPB.
Meet the team
FWAG works for us because it’s a very hands-on approach, Henry has local knowledge, I can call him and ask for advice when I need it.
It works because they offer advice, and they have knowledge of farming as well as conservation, they get the balance of both just right. They’ve helped show us how farming and conservation can work hand in hand.
The changes it’s made to the farm and the working environment are great, it’s a pleasure to work with Norfolk FWAG.
Local Access Agreements
Over the past 10 years, many communities in Norfolk have benefited from permissive access routes where paths have been made available for walking and riding around the edges of arable fields. These paths were
provided by the farmer, with support from a scheme called Environmental Stewardship. This scheme has now come to an end.
We’ve produced a guide for landowners, members of the public and parish councils to explain how funding may be available to retain existing routes or provide new ones.