Caring for the environment is a crucial element to ensuring a better future for everyone.  Apley have parkland, farmland and forestry across the Estate and we look after them responsibly with a keen focus on the ecological impact of our activities.

Our Commitments:

  • Improve ecological standards across the estate and increase natural capital.
  • Increase the quality, quantity and biodiversity of flora and fauna.
  • Reduce waste and target net zero carbon.
  • Improve air and water quality for residents and businesses.
  • Improve soil quality across our farmland.
  • Managing our visions, values and commercial objectives in a manner that achieves benefits Apley, our society and the local economy, in an environmentally sustainable way.


Estate donates Christmas Trees to local schools

Estate donates Christmas Trees to local schools

Here at Apley we value our local community and aim to support and develop strong relationships with individuals, organisations and schools within the community. We are committed to increasing community involvement with the Estate and we hope our tree donation will...

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Estate hedge project sees thousands of plants planted

Estate hedge project sees thousands of plants planted

The Apley Estate team in Bridgnorth has spent the first part of this year planting 10,000 new hedge plants. They will eventually grow to create an additional 2.5km of hedgerow. The hedges are being planted entirely with native species including hawthorn, blackthorn,...

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Soil fertility

On the 2,500 acres of land that we farm, we preserve and improve the long term fertility of our soils. Using a traditional mixed farming system, and animal manure and egg waste from our own farms, we ensure a continuous cycle of returning organic matter to the soils.

As well as reducing our carbon footprint by using local manures and waste products, we are actively improving soil health and water quality through trials of new crops across the Estate. Designed to reduce soil erosion these new crops also require fewer fertilisers.


We are committed to increasing biodiversity across the Estate improvement through hedgerow maintenance, introduction of wild grass margins, and growing crops that support pollinators and birds, enabling our local wildlife to flourish alongside modern farming operations.

We are actively researching ways to improve and extend habitats throughout Apley, working with ecological organisations such as Shropshire Wildlife Trust and Buglife to improve biodiversity across the estate.

Alongside this Apley are active members in a number of community groups including Zero Carbon Shropshire and Sustainable Bridgnorth.

 Woodland management

Our 1,000 acres of woodlands are key to local carbon capture, and are carefully looked after through a Forestry England approved management plan.

Dense non-native plantations are being replaced with managed woodlands of native species as part of the plan.

We operate a 10 year Higher Level Stewardship Agreement to improve the quality and diversity to the woodland, flora and fauna.

Locally sourced

Apley Farm Shop is committed to reducing our carbon footprint by sourcing and supplying products from local producers, significantly reducing food miles.

Green energy

Apley has always pioneered the use of green energy through its businesses. Apley Farm Shop now generated 125% of their electrical supply directly from their solar field.