Simon Thorp & Associates was established in April 2010 to provide advice to landowners and managers about moorland and upland management.   Experience includes specialist knowledge of all aspects of moorland and upland management such as heather and grazing management, wildfire, bracken control and sporting.

Simon Thorp was the Director of The Heather Trust until March 2018.  He is continuing to work as a consultant and apply his experience in several roles.  See the Current Activity page for details.

See the blog VallumVoice for news and information of relevance to the UK uplands.

Rural Consultant

with special interest in the uplands of the UK


Simon Thorp & Associates

Vallum House, Burgh by Sands, CARLISLE  CA5 6AQ

Tel: 01228 576854 / 07850 789189


A chartered surveyor with experience of all aspects of rural management who has a particular interest in the uplands.