Conservation and habitat management are key elements of the Estate strategy. As well as improving the natural environment by developing new conservation areas within the arable land, our holistic approach is already improving biodiversity. As part of this aspect of land management, the estate has implemented a thorough vermin control programme, as a result of which many species of endangered wildlife are appearing again across the estate. Deer management is undertaken in house, both improving the resident roe population and reducing crop and tree damage by other deer species.
The Chilton Estate supplies the Wheatsheaf Pub in Chilton Foliat with game and venison.