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Images like this are a constant reminder of what a fantastic Farmer Network we have in this part of Cheshire and how we are indebted to our local farming community.

Over 400 farmers and landowners look after the Sandstone Ridge.

Suzanne and Drew Miller at Broad Oak Farm are two such farmers whom we featured most recently in the Tree Planting article CLICK HERE.

At this end of the Sandstone Ridge, some 40 farmers and land managers work hard to establish a Sandstone Ridge Farmer Network, supported through Natural England's facilitation funding initiative.

DEFRA (the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) are constantly updating their information regarding the impact of COVID-19 on the farming industry. Similarly, CWaC and Cheshire East have both published advice to owners or occupiers of land regarding Public Rights of Way during the pandemic. Farmers are also required to manage and keep staff safe during these difficult times. Public health guidance on social distancing might seem less relevant for farmers who are lone working, but it is important for the health and well-being of those of you who employ staff.

Thanks to Andy Metcalfe for sending in this image of local Cheshire cows.

We remind everyone who is out and about (public health social distancing accepted) to remember the Countryside Code, particularly if you have a dog with you — please keep your dogs on leads when crossing through farmers' fields CLICK HERERespect, Protect, Enjoy.

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