Boughton Estate joins The River Ise Partnership

Buccleuch’s Boughton Estate have joined forces with other environmental and local agencies in the North Northamptonshire area to launch ambitious plans to protect and enhance the natural environment in the Ise Valley.


The River Ise Partnership, as the group is collectively known, launched their Ise Valley Strategic Plan earlier this month. The plan brings a focussed approach to projects which will improve both the environment, helping mitigate climate change, and access throughout the Ise Valley.

At its helm, are flagship projects such as the Ise Valley Greenway, a sustainable walking and cycling route linking Wellingborough and Corby, and restoration projects on the River Ise. These will will restore the river flow, providing natural flood management and enhanced habitats.

Boughton Estate will play an important part in both aspects of this plan.
David Cullum, Parks and Gardens Manager at Boughton Estate, said: ‘It is great that Buccleuch are able to be involved in the River Ise Partnership. Its ambitions for the Northamptonshire area compliment many of the existing environmental projects on the estate, where we seek to harmonise the natural environment with the built and historic areas in our care.

These are important plans for the area – its economic growth and socio-economic infrastructure – and Buccleuch are well placed to work with everyone involved in the Partnership to bring the projects forward for the benefit of the local community and preserve the environment for future generations.’