The National Trust (NT) has published the responses to its consultation “Your moors, your ideas”, the High Peak Moors “vision and plan consultation draft”.

In the consultation, one of the suggestions was “ban lead shot”, to which the NT responded by saying: “This will be a stipulation of our new leases”. The NT also said that it wishes “to phase out burning on deep peat (defined as more than 0.5m in depth)”, adding that it will work with its tenants to “make these changes in a sustainable way and to ensure that factors such as wild fire risk management and legal predator control are not adversely affected.” The NT went on to claim that, “there is no evidence that moorland overwhelmingly dominated by heather is optimal for grouse.”

The rest of this article appears in the 21st August issue of Shooting Times.

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