THE WILDLAND NETWORK REWILDING PROJECTS DATABASE

Compiled by Victoria Ward, School of Geography, Leeds University

Rewilding projects in:

England

Scotland

Wales

If you have any additions that you would like to have included in the database, or can fill in any of the gaps in information, please email WN.

A blank table form can be downloaded here (Word, 33Kb)

 

Last updated 13 March 2007

While a number of rewilding projects have been underway in the UK for up to three decades or more, it is only in the past few years that the idea has taken off and developed into the range of projects that are now underway. Despite this, and perhaps unsurprisingly given their rapid succession, detailed information covering the range of these projects remains fragmented and disorganised at a time when the need for a digest of this information has never been greater. With this in mind, the Wildland Network has set up a project to collate information on all rewilding projects in the UK.

To be included in the database, the project area has to be undergoing a transition, whether through a removal of a managing influence, or through a change in style of use or management, or by re-establishing natural conditions or processes. The level of detail in the information contained within the database is quite variable depending on the project. The database does, however, contain basic details about currently known projects, including name, location, an overview of the re-wilding methods being used. Information on land designations covering in the area, ownership, management and administration details, funding sources, year the project commenced, size of the area covered, habitats present, a list of target species and planned reintroductions, and links to further information are also available, though the completeness and level of detail recorded varies considerably between projects. We have not included individual contact information at present.

The database is not exhaustive - it details the projects that we have heard of, or have been told about. It is offered for the present in a simple, flat, form of a table for each project entry. Projects are grouped below by home nation, and an indication is given of the main habitats. A click on a project link will get you there. You can also navigate alphabetically through all the projects using the <previous> and <next> links on the page.

Please observe and respect any access restrictions.

ENGLAND

Abbots Hall Farm

Essex

coastal wetland
Alkborough North Lincolnshire coastal wetland

Alport Valley

Peak District

woodland

Blagdon Cross

North Devon

scrub

Border Mires

Northumberland

mires
Charley Woods Leicestershire woodland

Cuckmere

Sussex

coastal wetland

Epping Forest

London

woodland pasture

Geltsdale

North Penines

bog, scrub, woodland

Great Fen Project

Cambridgeshire

wetland

Keskadale Oakwood

Lake District

woodland

Kielder Western Moorlands

Cumbria-Northumberland border

mires
Knepp Castle Estate West Sussex extensification

Lakenheath Fen

Suffolk

wetland
Lundy No Take Zone Bristol Channel marine

Moor Trees

Dartmoor

woodand

Needingworth Fen

Cambridgeshire

wetland

North Fen

Lake District

wetland, wet & dry woodland

Ouse Washes

Cambridgeshire

wetland

Royalty Allotment

Eastern Cumbria

woodland

Skiddaw & Helvellyn Woods

Lake District

woodland
Soar Valley Leicestershire wetland, wet woodland

South House Moor

Yorkshire Dales

bogs, woodland

Spouse's Vale

Suffolk

woodland
Treeresponsibility Upper Calder Valley, West Yorks woodland

Wallasea

Essex

coastal wetland

West Weald Woods

Sussex

wetland, woodland

Wicken Fen

Cambridgeshire

wetland

Wild Ennerdale

Lake District

woodland

SCOTLAND

Achnashellach

Caledonian Forest Core

woodland

Ben Nevis Estate

Highlands

woodland

Carrifran Wildwood

Moffat Hills, Borders

woodland

Corrimony

Caledonian Forest Core

woodland

East Schiehallion

Highlands

woodland

Glen Affric

Highlands

woodland

Glen Alladale Estate

Highlands

woodland, mammals
Glen Finglas and Milton Trossachs woodland

Glen Moriston

Caledonian Forest Core

woodland

Li and Coire Dhorrcail

Highglands

woodland

Sandwood Estate

Highlands

bog, woodland

Sconser

Skye

woodland

Strathaird

Highlands

woodland

Torrin

Highlands

woodland

Tweed Rivers Heritage Project

Borders

woodland

WALES

Argel

Dolgellau

woodland

Cors Dyfi

Machynlleth, Powys

wetland

Cwm Idwal

Snowdonia

woodland, wet & summit heath

Hafren Forest

Llanidloes, Powys

woodland

Marloes Coast Project

Pembrokeshire

heath