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Rewilding Network members

See who’s rewilding across Britain, from the coast of Cornwall right up to the Highlands of Scotland, and how they’re doing it. All these projects are part of the Rewilding Network.

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Sun on green hillside with heather
 © Natural Capital Laboratory
Natural Capital Laboratory
  • Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands
  • Small

A live experiment for identifying, quantifying and valuing the impacts of rewilding.

Pirbright
 © Surrey Wildlife Trust
Pirbright Ranges
  • Camberley. Surrey
  • Large

Rewilding a military firing range to support rich wildlife and priority habitats.

Heathland woodland and salt marsh at Purbeck Heaths
 © Alastair Driver
Purbeck Heaths National Nature Reserve
  • Dorset
  • Large

Re-establishing natural processes on a ‘super’ nature reserve in Dorset.

Diver surveying
 © Seawilding
Restoring Seagrass & oysters to North West Scotland
  • Loch Craignish, Argyll

Restoring native oyster beds and seagrass meadows in Loch Craignish.

Carrifran Valley in the Scottish Borders, site of major woodland restoration project, Scotland
 © Peter Cairns / scotlandbigpicture.com
Reviving the wild heart of Southern Scotland
  • Dumfries & Galloway
  • Large
Landscape scale ecological restoration and supporting local landowners and communities to add to the Wild Heart by rewilding land through access to funding and advice.
livestock grazing in the snow
 © RSPB Geltsdale
RSPB Geltsdale
  • Hallbankgate, Cumbria
  • Large

Rewilding a remote and ruggedly beautiful corner of the North Pennines.

chestnut hill
 © Sandon Estate
Sandon Estate
  • Sandon, near Buntingford, Herts
  • Medium

Rewilding wood pasture and wetlands in Hertfordshire.

Misty view
 © Sheepdrove Organic Farm
Sheepdrove Organic Farm
  • Berkshire
  • Small

Organic farm on the Berkshire Downs committed to enhancing biodiversity through natural processes.

Aerial shot of wetlands
 © WWT
Steart Marshes
  • Steart, Somerset

Wild, large scale working wetland landscape safeguarding the future of wildlife and people, and working with nature to tackle climate change.

Rainbow over newly planted saplings
 © Sunart Fields
Sunart Fields
  • High Peak, Derbyshire
  • Small

Rewilding a former coal mine and dairy farm in the High Peak.

Fish kelp
 © Sussex Kelp Recovery Project
Sussex Kelp Recovery Project
  • Sussex Coast

Rewilding the Sussex marine environment.

langholm
 © Martin Harvey
Tarras Valley Nature Reserve
  • Tarras Valley, Southern Scotland
  • Large

An ambitious community led project to restore nature.

Map key
  • Rewilding project
  • Marine project
Natural regeneration at Birchen Edge
 © Birchen Edge
Burbage and Eastern Moors
  • Sheffield, Yorkshire
  • Large

A rich tapestry of habitats and wildlife guided by natural processes.

Lowther estate
 © Lowther Estate
Lowther Estate
  • Cumbria
  • Large

Ambitious rewilding project in the Lake District, putting access and education front and centre.

Mapperton
 © Mapperton
Mapperton Estate
  • Mapperton, Dorset
  • Medium

Blending rewilding and regenerative agriculture to restore wildlife across the estate.

Fish kelp
 © Sussex Kelp Recovery Project
Sussex Kelp Recovery Project
  • Sussex Coast

Rewilding the Sussex marine environment.

Creag Meagaidh, Hero Landscape
 © Creag Meagaidh / Nature Scot
Creag Meagaidh
  • Inverness-shire, Scotland
  • Large

One of the first places in Scotland to seriously tackle centuries of land degradation, resulting in spectacular natural regeneration of woodland and forest.

Hen harrier soaring through the air above the Wild Wrendale Rewilding Project in Searby, Lincolnshire
 © Graham Catley / Wild Wrendale
Wild Wrendale
  • Searby, Lincolnshire
  • Medium

Rewilding marginal land for wildlife.

Coast and island
 © Howard Wood / COAST
Community of Arran Seabed Trust
  • Arran and the Clyde

A ground-breaking community led project rewilding the seas around Arran and the Clyde.

Diver surveying
 © Seawilding
Restoring Seagrass & oysters to North West Scotland
  • Loch Craignish, Argyll

Restoring native oyster beds and seagrass meadows in Loch Craignish.

Westacre estate
 © Westacre Estate
Westacre
  • Norfolk
  • Large

Rewilding lowland farmland to restore biodiversity and create new nature based enterprises.

Water fall
 © Kingsdale Head
Kingsdale Head
  • Ingleton, Yorkshire
  • Large

Regenerating an upland landscape through rewilding.

A scenic wildflower meadow with trees on the horizon under a clear sky
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Heal Somerset
  • Witham Friary, Somerset
  • Medium

Heal Rewilding’s first nature reserve.

Heathland woodland and salt marsh at Purbeck Heaths
 © Alastair Driver
Purbeck Heaths National Nature Reserve
  • Dorset
  • Large

Re-establishing natural processes on a ‘super’ nature reserve in Dorset.

Bison at Wilder Blean
 © Wildwood Trust
Wilder Blean
  • Canterbury, Kent
  • Medium

Restoring keystone species and ecosystem engineers to one of the UKs largest ancient woodland.

Konik horses on peak
 © West Exmoor National Trust
Wild Exmoor
  • Exmoor
  • Large

Restoring an extensive, varied and dynamic landscape for wildlife to thrive and people to enjoy.

Carrifran Valley in the Scottish Borders, site of major woodland restoration project, Scotland
 © Peter Cairns / scotlandbigpicture.com
Reviving the wild heart of Southern Scotland
  • Dumfries & Galloway
  • Large
Landscape scale ecological restoration and supporting local landowners and communities to add to the Wild Heart by rewilding land through access to funding and advice.
Trees in the sun
 © Coombeshead Rewilding
Upcott Grange Farm
  • Broadwoodwidger, Devon
  • Medium

Letting nature set its own course – changing a highly managed landscape to one of wildlife abundance.

Entrance to Bunloit
 © Bunloit Estate
Highlands Rewilding - Bunloit
  • Scottish Highlands
  • Medium

Rewilding the Scottish Highlands for biodiversity, carbon capture and local communities.

Intensive grazing areas to be rewilded alongside recovering moorland
 © Broughton Estate
Broughton Sanctuary
  • Broughton, Yorkshire
  • Medium

Serving a new way of life - reconnecting people with nature through rewilding.

Elmore Court above
 © Elmore Court
Elmore Court Estate
  • Gloucestershire
  • Medium

Rewilding within a historic and unique estate set in Severn Vale.

Ingleborough Scar Close
 © Colin Newlands / Ingleborough
Ingleborough National Nature Reserve
  • Chapel le Dale, Yorkshire
  • Medium

Over 30 years of rewilding a National Nature Reserve in North Yorkshire.

Doddington Hall Cyclists
 © Doddington Hall
Wilder Doddington
  • Doddington, Lincolnshire
  • Large

Rewilding one of the most visited farms in Lincolnshire.

Green agricultural fields separated by small patches of forest
 © Nattergal
Boothby Wildland
  • Grantham, Lincolnshire
  • Large

Nattergal’s first site; an ambitious rewilding and river restoration project in Lincolnshire, driven by natural capital.

Grassland meadow at Dayshul Brake
 © Dayshul Brake
Dayshul Brake
  • Witheridge, Devon
  • Medium

Rewilding with a shared landowner vision.

Woodland spreading out of the valleys at Geltsdale Farm
 © Alastair Driver
Geltsdale Farm
  • Cumbria
  • Large

Rewilding a commercial hill farm in Cumbria.

Marsh birds at Wild Ken Hill
 © Wild Ken Hill
Wild Ken Hill
  • Norfolk
  • Medium

Combining rewilding and regenerative agriculture for nature recovery on land in Norfolk.

Cabilla cornwall
 © Cam Goodhead / Cabilla Cornwall
Cabilla Cornwall
  • Bodmin Moor, Cornwall
  • Medium

Restoring an ancient and beautiful temperate rainforest wilderness.

Network Ken hill
Knepp Castle Estate
  • West Sussex
  • Large

Pioneering rewilding project that’s turned failing farm land into a profitable site of wildlife abundance.

Sun on green hillside with heather
 © Natural Capital Laboratory
Natural Capital Laboratory
  • Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands
  • Small

A live experiment for identifying, quantifying and valuing the impacts of rewilding.

bamff
 © Bamff Estate
Bamff Estate
  • Perthshire
  • Medium

An eco-estate on the edge of the Scottish Highlands, well known for its beaver project and abundant wildlife.

Allestree spring ake
 © Katherine Clarke / Derbyshire WT
Community Rewilding Allestree Park
  • Derby, Derbyshire
  • Medium

Britain’s largest urban rewilding project

Pirbright
 © Surrey Wildlife Trust
Pirbright Ranges
  • Camberley. Surrey
  • Large

Rewilding a military firing range to support rich wildlife and priority habitats.

Waterfall
 © Alice McCourt
Benshaw Moor
  • Elsdon, Northumberland
  • Medium

Wild Uplands: Rewilding upland heathland and peatland.

Landscape view of Wild Woodbury Rewilding Project in Bere Regis, Dorset
 © Dorset Wildlife Trust
Wild Woodbury
  • Bere Regis, Dorset
  • Medium

England’s first community rewilding project.

Wild Ennerdale stony river
 © Wild Ennerdale
Wild Ennerdale
  • Cumbria
  • Large

Pioneering wilding in the Lake District National Park.

Sunlight glistening on tranquil water body at Cove Down Wilding Project, Devon
 © Cove Down Wilding
Cove Down Wilding
  • Cove, Devon
  • Medium

Scaling up rewilding as a landowner group.

livestock grazing in the snow
 © RSPB Geltsdale
RSPB Geltsdale
  • Hallbankgate, Cumbria
  • Large

Rewilding a remote and ruggedly beautiful corner of the North Pennines.

Mar Lodge, Drone Landscape
 © National Trust Scotland
Mar Lodge
  • Cairngorms National Park
  • Large

Beautiful regenerating pinewood in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park within the largest National Nature Reserve in Britain.

Misty view
 © Sheepdrove Organic Farm
Sheepdrove Organic Farm
  • Berkshire
  • Small

Organic farm on the Berkshire Downs committed to enhancing biodiversity through natural processes.

Packington Estate
 © Alastair Driver
Wild Packington
  • Meriden, Warwickshire
  • Medium

Improving diversity and resilience for people and wildlife through rewilding.

Torosay
Torosay Hills
  • Torosay Hills, Isle of Mull
  • Large

Restoring wild landscapes to the Isle of Mull.

Cefn Garthenor rewilding area
 © Cefn Garthenor
Cefn Garthenor
  • Tregaron, Ceredigion
  • Small

Dychwelyd y gwyllt yn ôl i Orllewin Cymru / Putting the Wild back into Wild West Wales

Flat field
 © Wild Saltholme
Wild Saltholme
  • Cowpen Bewley, County Durham
  • Medium

Protecting and restoring wildlife abundance.

Main Cover Photo
 © Kilchoan Estate
Kilchoan Estate
  • Oban, Argyll
  • Medium

Rewilding and restoration of both marine and terrestrial habitats on a Scottish Estate undertaken by the Kilchoan Initiative.

langholm
 © Martin Harvey
Tarras Valley Nature Reserve
  • Tarras Valley, Southern Scotland
  • Large

An ambitious community led project to restore nature.

crubby Haweswater Scene
 © David Morris / Haweswater
Wild Haweswater
  • Lake District National Park, Cumbria
  • Large

A partnership project creating a landscape of thriving upland wildlife alongside sustainable farming.

Meadow and grassland
 © Wild Tolworth
Wild Tolworth
  • Kingston, London
  • Small

A bold vision of community driven urban rewilding.

Small copper butterfly perched on grass blade at Wilder Little Duxmore rewilding project, Isle of Wight
 © Agatha Thompson / Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust
Wilder Nunwell
  • Brading, Isle of Wight
  • Medium

Improving water quality through rewilding

RSPB Wallasea
 © RSPB Wallasea
Wallasea Island
  • Canewdon, Essex

The Wild Coast Project is transforming this island back into a magical intertidal coastal marshland.

Wild Oakingham cattle
 © Wild Oakingham
Wild Oakingham
  • Nuffield
  • Small

Rewilding in the Chilterns

Northumberland Wildlife Trust West Chevington
 © Northumberland Wildlife Trust
Wilding West Chevington
  • West Chevington, Northumberland
  • Medium

From coal to climate: an ambitious rewilding project restoring a former opencast coal mine in North East England.

Phoenix Forest
 © John Muir Trust
Glenlude
  • Scottish Borders
  • Medium

A rewilding hub for volunteer and community engagement in a small corner of the Scottish Borders.

Beinn Sgritheall from Coire Dhorrcail
 © John Muir Trust
Knoydart, Li and Coire Dhorrcail
  • Lochabar, West Coast of Scotland
  • Large

The John Muir Trust is restoring this beautiful and rugged landscape to expand native woodland and encourage the return of native species.

Aerial shot of wetlands
 © WWT
Steart Marshes
  • Steart, Somerset

Wild, large scale working wetland landscape safeguarding the future of wildlife and people, and working with nature to tackle climate change.

View of Hepple Wildlands with grazing animals
 © Alastair Driver
Hepple Wilds
  • Northumberland
  • Large

Taking a holistic approach to ecosystem recovery in Northumberland.

Rainbow over newly planted saplings
 © Sunart Fields
Sunart Fields
  • High Peak, Derbyshire
  • Small

Rewilding a former coal mine and dairy farm in the High Peak.

Rwt gilfach valley
 © Radnorshire Wildlife Trust / James Hitchcock
Gilfach
  • Powys, Wales
  • Medium

Restoring biodiversity to an old hill farm.

Wildwood Heinz Traut
 © Kielder Wildwood
Kielderhead Wildwood
  • Kielder, Northumberland
  • Medium

One of the wildest landscapes in England, and the last English stronghold for Scots pine.

chestnut hill
 © Sandon Estate
Sandon Estate
  • Sandon, near Buntingford, Herts
  • Medium

Rewilding wood pasture and wetlands in Hertfordshire.

Belted galloway cow at Helman Tor Rewilding Project, Bodmin, Cornwall
 © Adrian Langdon
Helman Tor
  • Bodmin, Cornwall
  • Medium

Rewilding a rugged landscape, rich with history and wildness

Ewhurst Park Summer
 © Jonno Clifford / Ewhurst
Ewhurst Park
  • Ramsdell, Hampshire
  • Medium

Inspiring renewed relationships with nature through rewilding and edible landscape.

Somerleyton
 © Alastair Driver
Wild Somerleyton
  • Suffolk
  • Large

Raising awareness and recovering nature - rewilding lowland habitats in Suffolk.

Wetlands at Wicken Fen
 © Justin Minns
Wicken Fen
  • Wicken, Cambridgeshire
  • Large

Rewilding the National Trust’s oldest nature reserve to create England’s most famous fen.

Wildflower meadow at Ashton Estate in Northamptonshire with a building and some trees visible in the background
 © Ashton Estate
Ashton Estate
  • Northamptonshire
  • Medium

Rewilding a historical estate in Northamptonshire.

Green and misty valley
 © Graythwaite Estate
Wild Graythwaite
  • Hawkshead, Cumbria
  • Large

Rewilding the world-renowned locale of Hawkshead, Cumbria.

Wildflower meadow
 © Cannwood
Cannwood
  • North Brewham, Somerset
  • Medium

Rewilding lowland Somerset.

Tree lined river
 © Highlands Rewilding
Highlands Rewilding - Beldorney
  • Banffshire, Scotland
  • Medium

Developing a world leading open innovation site for rewilding.

Dundreggan Nursery
 © Chris Aldridge / Dundreggan
Dundreggan
  • Glenmoriston near Loch Ness
  • Large

Restoring the Caledonian Forest and inspiring thousands of visitors and volunteers every year.

Karens high tide
 © Hesketh Out Marsh
Hesketh Out Marsh
  • Hesketh Bank, Lancashire
  • Medium

Rewilding one of Europe’s largest saltmarshes to support a variety of wonderful wildlife.

Grange project grasslands
 © Grange Project
Grange Project
  • Monmouth, Monmouthshire
  • Smallholding

Bringing back the wild side of Monmouthshire

Native Oyster
 © ZSL
Native Oyster
 © ZSL