Incorporated as a Limited Company in 2002 #04351377
Registered Charity #1090280
THE HACKFALL TRUST
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.
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
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
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.]]>
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