Farming in Protected Landscapes


The Defra-funded Farming in Protected Landscapes programme opened for applications in July 2021. This page, and associated links, lets you know what the programme can support and how it works, to encourage strong applications from the Tamar Valley National Landscape farming and land management community, and their partners.

We have now allocated all of our initial three years of funding from Defra for this program for July 2021-March 2024, details of projects that have been approved can be found below.

In January 2023, Defra announced an extension to Farming in Protected Landscapes to March 2025. This brings further funds to apply for, to make improvements to the natural environment, cultural heritage and public access on farmers’ and land managers’ land. £280,000 has been made available in the Tamar Valley until March 2024, with money still accessible for projects that can be completed by the end of March. Substantial support will be available from April 2024 – March 2025. Find out more here.

If you are a farmer or landowner in the Tamar Valley we would encourage you to make contact with us. Together we can explore what Farming in Protected Landscapes projects you might be able to apply for, as well as signposting you to other sources of funding for your projects, offer you other farm or land management advice and add you to our farm focused events programme.

The panel will review applications in February and April 2024, so please work to application deadlines of 22 January and 18 March 2024 respectively.


Applying and further information

Further assistance

If you have any queries about Farming in Protected landscapes, or would prefer the application form in Word format, please email the our Farming in Protected Landscapes team below.

Please include the following details;

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email Address
  • Telephone number
  • Holding name and location (including postcode or grid reference)
  • Brief details of your project idea
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Farming in Protected Landscape Report

Published 2022

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Farming in Protected Landscape Report

Published 2023

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Jeans Family Farm

Bohetherick, St Dominick


Education sheds to enable further farm access by visiting educational groups and volunteers. Farming in Tamar Valley interpretation boards, fencing of permissive path, farm trail, pollinator strip and woodland edge management.

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Tamar Grow Local

Drawing on the heritage of market gardening in the Valley that underpins the local food system, offering a market for small producers, developing horticultural skills and giving access to nutritious food for all.

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Deer Park Farm



Creation of a wildlife rich and bio-diverse habitat within a 3 acre meadow with spring fed pond feature, offering spread permissive access, educational, health and wellbeing resource. Furthering the opportunities of local walkers to explore alternative linear permissive paths within historic mining sites, linking with an established route (known locally as Apple Way) with the main Discovery Trail, planting of a small community fruit orchard.

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