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

Protecting and restoring wildlife abundance.

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

A bold vision of community driven urban rewilding.

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.

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.

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

Rewilding one of the most visited farms in Lincolnshire.

Wild Idle Valley wetland
 © Credit: Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust
Wilder Idle Valley
  • Retford, Nottinghamshire
  • Medium

A stunning mosaic of wildlife-rich wetland habitats where we are bringing back lost keystone species on our land and working with farmers to help restore nature to the wider Valley

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

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  • Rewilding project
  • Marine project
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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

A bold vision of community driven urban rewilding.

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

Bringing back the wild side of Monmouthshire

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

Taking a holistic approach to ecosystem recovery in Northumberland.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Restoring native oyster beds and seagrass meadows in Loch Craignish.

Lowther estate
 © Lowther Estate
Lowther Estate
  • Cumbria
  • Large

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

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.
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.

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.

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

Rewilding one of the most visited farms in Lincolnshire.

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.

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.

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

Protecting and restoring wildlife abundance.

RSPB Wallasea
 © RSPB Wallasea
Wallasea Island
  • Canewdon, Essex

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

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

Pioneering wilding in the Lake District National Park.

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.

Westacre estate
 © Westacre Estate
Westacre
  • Norfolk
  • Large

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Wild Uplands: Rewilding upland heathland and peatland.

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

Rewilding the world-renowned locale of Hawkshead, Cumbria.

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

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

Wild Idle Valley wetland
 © Credit: Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust
Wilder Idle Valley
  • Retford, Nottinghamshire
  • Medium

A stunning mosaic of wildlife-rich wetland habitats where we are bringing back lost keystone species on our land and working with farmers to help restore nature to the wider Valley

Mapperton
 © Mapperton
Mapperton Estate
  • Mapperton, Dorset
  • Medium

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

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.

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

Restoring wild landscapes to the Isle of Mull.

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.

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.

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

Restoring biodiversity to an old hill farm.

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

Britain’s largest urban rewilding project

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Knepp Castle Estate
  • West Sussex
  • Large

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

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

Rewilding a commercial hill farm in Cumbria.