Gisburne Park Estate was once thousands of acres spanning from Gisburn all the way to Malham. Today we are managing 1000 acres around Gisburn and inparticular the River Ribble. Hundreds of years ago the Ribblesdale Family introduced various species for farming and sporting reasons and in some cases we are fortunate to still be able to enjoy them today. My father introduced a huge number of woods as his focus became primarily on building the shoot into one of Lancashire’s top shoots. As the current custodian I am fully committed to creating a private wildlife sanctuary for our holiday makers to enjoy. Over the last few years we have closed the shoot down and returned the woods to the wildlife and the result has been extraordinary. We are thrilled to be able to report that a host of rare breeds are working their way back into the area and numbers of others species have increased dramatically.