Farming activities

The current state of neglect rules out a full return to traditional land usage, although in some cases, expansion of woodland can be stopped by exploiting forage potential. Large areas of secondary grassland on south facing slopes in the Park, formerly cut regularly, have been abandoned for decades. In some cases, they can be profitably used to graze sheep, in others the Plan would like to see the grass cut again with a view to improving the habitat.
Given the positive repercussions of primary production, not just in terms of the economic and social benefits, but also for the natural habitat and landscape, the Park Plan emphasises the importance of incentivising farming wherever possible and technically feasible, encouraging technologies and crops compatible with consistently high environmental standards.