Natural Flood Management Farmers meeting on 19th October 2017 visited the slow the flow demonstration on Backsbottom Farm to see check dams, swales and blanket bog restoration and discussed mob grazing and keyline subsoiling. Early in the day we had brief presentations from Lune Rivers Trust, Environment Agency, Natural England and the Abbeystead Estate. It was a morning of lively discussion with 20 participants. Thanks to Sandra Silk from the Forest of Bowland AONB for organising this.
Slow The Flow: Check Dams and In River Training Demonstration area
Planted in the year 2000 and a small extension of just over 1 hectare was added in 2009. Mixed, broadleaf woodland and a path of damson trees, the damson because Grindleton was once had a jam factory. Also a Brook flowing through the middle. Grid ref. (SD756455)