Warcop Training Area



This project, managed by the Woodland Trust, brings together many local stakeholders and interest groups. The land is owned by the Ministry of Defence and is used to provide training environments for soldiers. Although one of the key project aims is to further enhance and diversify the training facility, the site is within an important conservation area within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is a breeding habitat for one of the UK’s most iconic upland birds, the black grouse Tetrao tetrix.
The project has been developed under the Woodland Carbon Code, a UK Government endorsed initiative that aims to provide transparency and confidence to investors. Finance is sought primarily from businesses seeking to demonstrate their commitment to good environmental practice, simultaneously removing atmospheric carbon. One of the main attractions for investors is the fact the project is in the UK, allowing the multiple co-benefits of more woodland cover to be delivered locally.
Over the 100-year lifespan of the project some 90,382 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent will be sequestered by the trees, with further gains in the soil.


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Project Details

Project type:
Afforestation or Reforestation
Warcop, CMA United Kingdom
Project developer(s) or entities involved:

Woodland Trust

Project status:
Contact details:

Nick Atkinson


Project size:
160 hectares
Total actual emissions reductions:
90,382,100 tCO2e
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Official tenure and land-use rights on the project site(s):
Central government/state (protected area)
Central government/state (production forest)
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Tenure and use rights:
Central government/state (protected area)
Central government/state (production forest)
Species planting mix:
Only native species planted; no exotic species
Verification status:
Not Validated - seeking validation
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