Upper Demesnes Hay Meadow
The Demesnes is an historic open area adjacent to the Tees which is used intensively by local families and visitors for recreation and access to the riverbanks. The aim is to prepare and create a flower-rich hay meadow from an area of land that has not been farmed for many years. To achieve this, seeds have been harvested from local flower-rich meadows and spread onto part of the field. The harvesting of the seed and spreading onto the field was done on one day although the management of the site is ongoing, and aims to provides seed for other schemes elsewhere.