Developing Natural Capital and Agri-environment schemes in the Woolhope Dome


Discover how farm businesses and small holdings within the Woolhope Dome can benefit from landscape scale environmental projects in a high input cost and high food price scenario

From 18:00 until 20:00

At Woolhope Village Hall

Woolhope Village Hall, Woolhope, HR1 4QS


Billy Lewis “The road to regenerative farming – a North Herefordshire case study”  

Billy farms at Boycefield Farm, a mixed 350-acre family farm near to Dilwyn in North West Herefordshire. Billy was recently awarded the Mixed Farm Winner in this year’s Soil Farmer of the Year competition in recognition of the steps he is taking to move to a more regenerative system with lower input costs and higher levels of farm resilience.  


Kate Speke-Adams (Wye & Usk Foundation) “The future of agri-environment schemes and novel funding sources; what we do and don’t know and what you can be doing to get ready”

Kate is the Head of Land Use at the Wye & Usk Foundation (WUF). Leveraging funds from various sources WUF has a proven track record of delivering a wide range of projects which are supporting farmers to improve water quality, soil health, map Natural Capital and achieve biodiversity gains.


Caroline Hanks (Herefordshire Meadows) “A spotlight on some of the successes of grassland and other restoration projects in the Woolhope Dome”

Herefordshire Meadows is a farmer discussion and knowledge exchange group playing an active role in supporting the creation of herb rich grasslands across the county for the many benefits they bring. Caroline will present some of the challenges, opportunities, and successes of various stakeholders in the Woolhope area for discussion and feedback during the evening.


Tea and coffee on arrival, and a light buffet will be provided after the talks

All Welcome

As space is limited, priority is for those with landholdings within the Woolhope Dome area.

Booking essential through Herefordshire Rural HubEmail:

Enquiries to Rory Johnson  tel: 07817 276949 

This event is organised by the Wye Valley AONB Unit with funding from the Woolhope Dome Environmental Trust.