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Branch Out and Give an Alternative Gift this Christmas

Branch Out and Give an Alternative Gift this Christmas

We are giving people the unique opportunity to give a conscious gift this Christmas and help the environment by having a tree planted on our UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Our Estate’s National Tree Week Celebration

Our Estate’s National Tree Week Celebration

Our Estate is celebrating National Tree Week (26th November – 4th December) by encouraging more visitors to join our epic tree planting scheme across our Oxfordshire Estate.

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Lowland Rescue Oxfordshire Stage Search and Rescue Training Exercise on our Estate

Lowland Rescue Oxfordshire Stage Search and Rescue Training Exercise on our Estate

Members of Lowland Rescue Oxfordshire carried out a major missing person training exercise on our Estate.

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We Are Providing The Perfect Halloween Hangout For British Bats

We Are Providing The Perfect Halloween Hangout For British Bats

Our Estate is highlighting the urgent need to protect these most misunderstood mammals.

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We Are Trialling New Digital Pathways

We Are Trialling New Digital Pathways

We are joining forces with Oxfordshire County Council and the University of Oxford to trial a series of new digital permissive pathways on our land.

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Best Walks Around the Blenheim Estate Parkland in Autumn

Best Walks Around the Blenheim Estate Parkland in Autumn

Discover some of the most beautiful Autumnal walks around our Estate!

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Local Farmers Join Forces with our Estate

Local Farmers Join Forces with our Estate

The North East Cotswold Farmer Cluster to Help Reduce Flooding and Boost Biodiversity at a Scale Never Seen Before

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Our Estate Welcomes new Pedigree Sheep

Our Estate Welcomes new Pedigree Sheep

Pedigree Hampshire Down rams have become the latest members to join our Estate.

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Oaks From Our Estate’s Ancient Woodland to Help Build Saxon House

Oaks From Our Estate’s Ancient Woodland to Help Build Saxon House

Oaks from our Estate’s ancient woodland are being used to build an authentic Saxon house as part of a major historic reconstruction.

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Our Estate Lets Nature Run Wild

Our Estate Lets Nature Run Wild

Gardeners on our Estate in Oxfordshire are ditching their mowers and allowing nature to lead the way.

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Our Estate Breathes New Life Into Historic Walled Gardens

Our Estate Breathes New Life Into Historic Walled Gardens

Our Estate has joined forces with food producers Worthy Earth to create a flourishing regenerative kitchen garden within its historic Walled Garden.

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Pedigree Bull Adds New Blood to Our Estate’s Herd of Ancient Cattle

Pedigree Bull Adds New Blood to Our Estate’s Herd of Ancient Cattle

A one-tonne pedigree bull is set to join our Estate’s herd of ancient White Cattle.

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New Vision to Put Nature at Heart of Our Estate

New Vision to Put Nature at Heart of Our Estate

Wildlife Trust forges new partnership with our UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Wild Honeybees Saved After Huge Branch Breaks Off Ancient Oak

Wild Honeybees Saved After Huge Branch Breaks Off Ancient Oak

A colony of wild honeybees has been rescued after being discovered inside a giant fallen oak tree branch on our Estate.

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Nominate a Local Hero For The Jubilee

Nominate a Local Hero For The Jubilee

We are inviting people to nominate their local heros to be recognised in an Avenue of trees being created to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

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Our Starring Role in BBC’s Flagship Rural Affairs Show

Our Starring Role in BBC’s Flagship Rural Affairs Show

Our Estate and its unique colonies of wild honeybees had a starring role on BBC One’s Countryfile on Sunday.

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Positive Signs For Our Estate’s Permissive Paths

Positive Signs For Our Estate’s Permissive Paths

We have added new interpretation panels to our series of circular permissive paths in Long Hanborough.

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Pedigree British White Calf  Born on Our Estate

Pedigree British White Calf Born on Our Estate

The modern British White Cattle breed can claim direct links with the ancient indigenous wild white cattle of Great Britain.

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We've Created a New Countryside Ranger Role

We've Created a New Countryside Ranger Role

We are creating a new Countryside Ranger role to help look after and raise awareness of our Estate’s public green spaces.

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Our Shepherd Set For a Year of Milestones in New Dream Role

Our Shepherd Set For a Year of Milestones in New Dream Role

We advertised for a Head Shepherd in 2021 to look after our 1,200-strong flock of Scotch Mule sheep.

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Schools Join Our Estate’s Epic Tree Planting Project

Schools Join Our Estate’s Epic Tree Planting Project

School children from across the south are joining our epic tree-planting project to create nine new woodlands on our Estate.

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Our Shepherds Launch Thank Ewe Campaign Ahead of Lambing Season

Our Shepherds Launch Thank Ewe Campaign Ahead of Lambing Season

Our shepherds are asking dog owners to act responsibly while visiting our estate in the run up to lambing season.

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Together With Rowse Honey, we Will Create Over 50 Acres of Sustainable Habitat For Pollinators

Together With Rowse Honey, we Will Create Over 50 Acres of Sustainable Habitat For Pollinators

We are joining forces with Rowse Honey on a major conservation project to create a sustainable nectar source for local wild bees and other pollinators, as well as introducing new habitats for insects and birds, in and around our Oxfordshire estate.

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Our Estate Completes Planting of New Flagship Woodland

Our Estate Completes Planting of New Flagship Woodland

Our rural team has completed planting the first of nine new woodlands on our Oxfordshire Estate.

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Once in a Lifetime Opportunity to Become Our New Head Gardener

Once in a Lifetime Opportunity to Become Our New Head Gardener

We are looking to recruit a new Head Gardener – the first time the role has become vacant in 40 years.

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Our Apprentice Shepherdess Primed for <br/>Busy Lambing Season

Our Apprentice Shepherdess Primed for
Busy Lambing Season

We are marking National Apprenticeship Week by highlighting the work of our new apprentice stockperson, Ellie Young.

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Our Tree Planting Scheme is a ‘Shining Example’ Says Forestry Commission

Our Tree Planting Scheme is a ‘Shining Example’ Says Forestry Commission

Our commitment to create nine new woodlands and plant more than 270,000 trees has been hailed as a ‘shining example’ by the Forestry Commission.

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Shared Ownership Scheme Offers Hope For Local Home Seekers

Shared Ownership Scheme Offers Hope For Local Home Seekers

Our shared ownership scheme at Park View - Woodstock is offering local people an affordable way to buy their own property and stay in the area.

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New Roles Working in Europe’s Most Ancient Oak Woodland

New Roles Working in Europe’s Most Ancient Oak Woodland

Blenheim Estate is recruiting for two new members of staff to join its forestry team.

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Sheepdog Puppy Nell Enjoys First Christmas at Blenheim

Sheepdog Puppy Nell Enjoys First Christmas at Blenheim

A sheepdog puppy called Nell is enjoying her first Christmas with us on the Estate.

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