Below is a list of our planned events.

From webinars to site visits, we hope you’ll find the events that we organise useful. Although we’ll tweet, post news items, and send updates by email, remember to also check back here regularly for the current list.

We record all of our webinars, so to view any that you’ve missed, click here.

If you have a topic that you know well, and are comfortable presenting, and you would like to offer it as a webinar, please contact us – we’d love to hear from you.

It’s time to get your diaries out!

Our Summer Site Visits are back for a third year, and we think it’s our most varied and exciting programme yet.  We have an inspiring array of rewilding sites for you to visit; from wetlands to wildflower meadows, beaver ponds and country estates to community projects and urban gardens.

We know you appreciate just how valuable it is to experience places that are being rewilded and to meet the people behind them.  We are very grateful to all the individuals and organisations who have kindly offered to show you around their patch. The site visits also offer a fantastic opportunity to chat and share knowledge with other rewilding enthusiasts.

This year the visits run from April to September. There is more information about those happening soon below (keep an eye on this page as we update the list throughout the summer).

To view the whole programme on Eventbrite and to book a place on specific events, please click here.

To secure your place you will be asked for a donation to the Yorkshire Rewilding Network. This can be as little as £1…but we hope that you will support rewilding in Yorkshire and give more if you are able. Thank you, it is appreciated.

Places are limited, so please make a separate booking for each person who will be attending. Once you’ve booked, you’ll be sent full details and directions via Eventbrite about a week before the event.

We’re adding more sites all the time so do keep checking our Eventbrite page so you don’t miss out!

We hope you enjoy your visit(s) and the chance to share the positivity of rewilding.

With wild wishes from the Yorkshire Rewilding Network team.

This site visit is aimed at families with activities and talks for the children from John, Harewood’s Education Officer. From pond dipping to dissecting owl pellets (wow!) come and inspire our next generation to get excited about rewilding.

The activities will prompt discussions around lifecycles, biodiversity, regenerative farming, wider ecology and the role of wildlife in our ecosystem. In addition, visitors will witness the remarkable process of natural regeneration taking place throughout the estate – from rejuvenated woodlands to flourishing meadows.

The site tour will take place off the bridleway, covering just under a mile. Along the walk, there will be several stops where you are likely to see a variety of local songbirds and ground-nesting birds and the livestock in the adjacent field may show their curiosity by approaching the fence to greet you.

In the woodlands, you’ll find seating, tables and a bird hide – feel free to bring your own drinks and snacks to enjoy in the woods. The stunning views to the south are breathtaking all year round and particularly memorable in the summer.

This secluded space offers a private and immersive nature experience.

The terrain ranges from hardstanding and farm track to woodland trails. There are one or two steady inclines but nothing too taxing.

This event is aimed at families with children aged 5-11.

There are toilets at our start and finish point.

No dogs.

No disabled access.

Parking on site.

The event will be 3 hours long.

For more details and to book please click here.

Credit: Bog Ridge Farm

Bogridge Farm is 96 acres of permanent grassland, traditional hay meadows and 6 acres of mature oak woodland. Since 2023, the farm has been managed in a way that lets nature take the lead. Traditional grazing animals, Longhorn Cattle and Tamworth pigs, have been introduced, and a wildlife pond created. Set in rolling countryside, this visit is a fantastic opportunity to see what happens when the land is released from more intensive grazing and allowed to regenerate naturally.

Highlights: Traditional hay meadows, wildlife pond, Longhorn Cattle and Tamworth Pigs.

Children over the age of 10 are welcome.

No dogs please.

Toilets are available.

Refreshments will be provided.

For more details and to book please click here.

The tour will centre around the top of this rewilding estate, just below the peatland and heath of the moor. Lots has been happening and is planned for this area. The visual change, in particular, of this area of land will soon accelerate, due to the rewetting of the the moor (just completed), the planting of sphagnum moss (due to start soon) and a new 100 acre woodland, planted in January.

Below Dunkirk Farm, riparian planting links to Lesley’s Lake, below which is the beaver enclosure! This 6-hectare fenced site will begin to change upon the arrival of our new ecosystem engineers, the beavers, hopefully before the end of 2024. This is a very exciting project, and this is a fantastic opportunity to understand more about what’s been done to get ready for the beavers, and what should happen in the next year.

Shared cars would save congestion at the parking area.

Children welcome, but no dogs please.

Boots or sturdy footwear needed as ground is uneven.

There should be a toilet available at Dunkirk Farm.

Host will provide coffee/tea and cake.

Please arrive early to park and walk the 15 minutes to the start of the tour. The tour will finish at 4pm but it will take a few minutes to return to the carpark, and you may like to stay and chat and have refreshments.

For more details and to book please click here.

Credit: Gray at Scenicview Gallery, Reeth

Founded by three neighbours in 2019, Heggs-Castle cluster is a collaborative approach to nature restoration across a combined 200-acre site. Stretching from the banks of the Arkle Beck up to the dramatic escarpment of Fremington Edge, our sloping, south-facing site is a mosaic of hay meadows, rough grassland, wood pasture, and old and new woodland; located 2 miles north-west of Reeth on the northern edge of Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Join us for a 1.5-hour guided tour, taking in our latest natural flood management works (including scrapes and leaky dams); our newly planted 28ha woodland; and various other interventions. Hear all about the wildlife on site, the challenges we’ve faced and the lessons learnt over the last 5 years. Picnics, dogs and children who are strong walkers, welcome.

For more background info, please visit our website. And for a better taste of our terrain, see our YouTube drone flyover videos.

For more details and to book please click here.