Researching the effects of different farming methods on wildlife and the environment
Sharing our research through advisory and educational activities
An award winning, pioneering blueprint for future rural landscapes
29ha of pasture
253ha of arable land
18ha of mature woodland
Our Farm is
We experience an average rainfall of

including the Bullfinch were seen this year in the GWCT Big Farmland Bird Count.

25 species

of Farmland birds

The Allerton Project researches the effects of different farming methods on wildlife and the environment, sharing results of our research through advisory and educational activities. This is undertaken on our 320 hectare demonstration farm based in Leicestershire, United Kingdom.

We identify management that delivers multiple benefits for our rural landscape. Our work covers natural capital accounting, agri-environment schemes and regenerative farming systems. From soil and water, to woodland and environmental habitat that increases biodiversity, our aim is to build farmland resilience. Our own research team collaborate with other research organisations and help co-supervise numerous PhD and MSc projects.

Visitors to the project include businesses, policy makers, non-government organisations, regulators, farmers, advisors, students and schools. We have several initiatives that involve the local community to help improve a shared understanding of agricultural and environmental issues.

Commercial farming and environmental rejuvenation will be successful with considered policy and interventions from those that manage our countryside. In essence, the Allerton Project is an award winning, pioneering blueprint for future rural landscapes.

Welcome to The Allerton Project

Watch our short video about The Allerton Project and find out more about the work we do. 

Listen to our podcast, our informal delve into the big issues of sustainable and environmental farming solutions. We’ll talk to some of the people and organisations trying to make a difference to the way we farm and what we eat.

Agricapture CO2 Handbook

Farming for a Sustainable Future

Farming for a Sustainable Future is an online course taking you through the key principles of Regenerative Agriculture, supported by Agricapture CO2. We’ll be launching the course later in 2024.

The companion handbook to the Agricapture CO2 training course is available to buy.

The handbook is available for Friends of Allerton to read online for free. Click on the button below to register.


The Sustainable Land Management course interactively teaches above how to improve on-farm biodiversity, manage natural resources, and community engagement to move your farm towards a more sustainable future.


The research team at The Allerton Project collaborate with companies and research organisations across the country and throughout Europe.


The Allerton Project has been at the cutting edge of research into sustainable farming methods, biodiversity & habitat creation, and rural landscape management for over 30 years.

News from The Allerton Project

Read the lastest news about The Allerton Project or browse through our previous articles.