Regenerative Farming on the Lowther Estate
by Charlotte Fairbairn
Staying ahead of the times
While over the intervening centuries the Estate has grown and fluctuated, Lowther has been guided by an abiding will to stay ahead of the times. The benefits of forestry were foreseen during the reign of Edward I. Vegetarianism was embraced by Viscount Lonsdale in the late 17th century. Lowther Castle may have been partly demolished in the 1950s but in the long-term, the removal of its roof ensured the future security of the Estate at large.