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Hackfall,2005:1e61df00887c17a573b55deff4be042b Textpattern 2021-06-25T13:20:14Z Phil Phil 2021-06-07T12:17:13Z 2021-06-07T12:17:13Z The Hackfall Trust,2009-05-20:1e61df00887c17a573b55deff4be042b/f11f4ffd5f2da455cadea1b5c79559c1 THE HACKFALL TRUST was initially formed in 1988

Incorporated as a Limited Company in 2002 #04351377
Registered Charity #1090280

Old Sleningford

The Hackfall Trust is run by four local trustees on a voluntary basis. It was formed to conserve Hackfall from the possibility of commercial development which could have spoiled this historic and beautiful site forever. Secondly, in partnership with a number of other interested parties, they set about the process of sympathetic restoration and conservation which has resulted in the excellent state in which we find Hackfall today.

The Trustees do not take any income or expenses from the Trust and do their work on an entirely voluntary basis.

The Hackfall Trust does not currently have a Web Site.

A report to the Charity Commission is available here.


Phil 2021-06-07T12:16:55Z 2021-06-07T12:16:55Z The Woodland Trust,2009-05-20:1e61df00887c17a573b55deff4be042b/45f6a4aa4a1824be64fa3f913f3390c3 The Woodland Trust acquired Hackfall in 1987/8 on a 999 year lease.

The Woodland Trust is a charity that manages approximately 850 sites in England covering over 10,000 hectares

Founded in 1972, it is a major UK woodland conservation charity that relies on the support of its many members and other supporters to continue its work towards its four main aims.

1. Preventing further loss of ancient woodland
2. Restoring and improving woodland biodiversity
3. Expanding the area of new native woods
4. Increasing people’s understanding and enjoyment of woods

More information about Hackfall and the Woodland Trust is available here.

Woodland Trust Management Plan


Phil 2021-06-07T12:16:24Z 2021-06-07T12:16:24Z The Landmark Trust,2009-05-20:1e61df00887c17a573b55deff4be042b/b7bdbc9024ed59a8e91540025f6b10f9 The Landmark Trust is a building preservation charity, founded in 1965 by the late Sir John Smith and Lady Smith. It was established to rescue historic and architecturally interesting buildings and their surroundings from neglect and, when restored, to give them new life by letting them as places to experience for holidays.

The Landmark Trust acquired the Banqueting House at Mowbray Point in 1999. Once access, planning and other formalities were completed they were able to start work on the renovation in 2002 and what they now call “The Ruin” was available for bookings from 2005. The restoration was funded by English Heritage and other organisations listed here


Phil 2021-06-07T12:16:11Z 2021-06-07T12:16:11Z North Yorkshire County Council,2009-05-20:1e61df00887c17a573b55deff4be042b/b52cd6826633892f9ab5b9ba55ae63a4 The County Council has a less direct role in Hackfall.

It has a strategy for what is known as the “Swale and Ure Washlands” and there are a number of interesting documents on the Council’s web site.

This link to a Google Search should show all of the available documents relating to Hackfall.

Phil 2021-06-07T12:15:50Z 2021-06-07T12:15:50Z Harrogate Borough Council,2009-05-20:1e61df00887c17a573b55deff4be042b/03f546d9388ff18c2e61cb9f6b11351c Harrogate District has 12 Parks and Gardens (on the Register compiled by English Heritage) including Hackfall.

Hackfall Conservation area was first designated in April 1993. It falls within the larger Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has additional development controls over and above the general ones which apply to Nidderdale ANOB. It is a conservation area as defined by the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 ie it is an area of special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance.

There is a detailed policy document here

In this document it sets out the following broad objectives:

1. To restore or consolidated (as appropriate) the listed buildings and other architectural or landscape features of Hackfall in order to extend their lifespan.
2. To research and, as far as is compatible with its status as an SSSI, to restore the views and vistas to, form and between natural and architectural features as laid out in the early 18th entury.
3. To restore footpaths to facilitate public access and enjoyment of Hackfall, as long as this does not damage the architectural, historic or nature conservation interest of the site.
4. If the opportunity presents itself, to provide modest interpretative facilities to assist visitors appreciation and understanding of Hackfall.

There is a fact sheet on the “Ure Corridor” here