Land

Farmland, heathland, lakes, rivers and woods are Wasing’s main landscape elements.

We manage these elements according to strict principals. They are not only assets on which many businesses depend, but also the home for our flora and fauna. It is our responsibility that they remain there, in good shape, for generations to come.

Traditionally farming was the most important sector for the whole Estate, providing employment and an income for the Estate to prosper. Wasing’s in-hand farming operation covers 1,200 acres. Our staple crops include milling wheat for bread making, oil seed rape for food oil production, oats for breakfast cereals, and field beans for animal feed and human consumption.

With approximately 100 acres of lakes and 7 miles of river, these water based assets are managed for conservation and fishing. They contain an abundant wildlife, a wide breadth of birds and one of the largest stocks of wild fish in the UK, including Carp, Barbel, Chub, Perch, Trout, Dace, and Tench.

The Wasing Estate is continually improving all woodland and farm habitat through partnership with Natural England and funding received through the Higher Level Environmental Stewardship Scheme. The Estate joined this initiative in November 2013 and over the next 10 year period, we expect to see improvement in wild bird populations and habitat enhancements for benefit of the rare and significant green emerald dragonfly.