The majority of CCT’s sites promote integrated sustainable agriculture in harmony with wildlife and the environment, largely through traditional non-intensive farming methods. The Trust has also played a pivotal role in working with Natural England and local authorities to seek to ensure the planning system safeguards internationally protected sites against inappropriate and unwelcome change.
The Cornfield Flowers Project was established in 1997 to protect and multiply the wild plants of arable fields in North East Yorkshire. To-date it has saved several species from extinction in the area ans improved fortunes of many more.
This land holding is of national significance in so much as it was regarded by John Ette (English Heritage Inspector of Monuments at the time) as one of the most important Iron Age sites in the country.