Feature stories

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Rewilding heritage – Harewood Estate

What we can learn from Rewilding in a heritage landscape.


Castle Howard’s way

Introducing a 15-year plan to restore nature to the famous 3500 hectare estate.


Urban rewilding in the heart of Leeds

Leeds City Council’s West Leeds Activity Centre embraces wildness.


Why have a wood when you could have a woodmeadow?

Transforming a 25-acre arable field near York into a functioning ecosystem.


“This part was the car park”

Rewilding and reconnecting on 11 acres of farmland in North-East Nidderdale.


Sowing seeds of hope

Creating a forest of flowers and a home for all at a farm near York.


The first YRN wood

Making our mark at Broughton Sanctuary, near Skipton.


Celebrating trees at Broughton Sanctuary

Using nature-based solutions on a 3000 acre estate near Skipton.


Cropton Forest Beaver Trial, North Yorkshire

A pair of beavers are building unusual dams, bringing life back to their new home.


A Wilder Whitby

A first-hand account of bringing nature back to a rye-grass field.


Introducing Wild Ingleborough

A collaborative project to restore Ingleborough from the valley floor to the mountaintop.


Hill Top farm, Malhamdale

The benefits of farming with nature on a Yorkshire Dales farm.


Cowslip Meadow

Creating an oasis for nature by restoring an ancient grassland meadow.


Long Lands Common

From a campaign to stop a road, to a community purchasing land for nature.


Wild Stories – what inspired us

Committee members and volunteers share how they became interested in rewilding.


Kirklees, West Yorkshire

Rewilding 25 acres of land and creating a haven for wildlife and especially owls.


Addingham Moorside, West Yorkshire

Using cattle, hedgerows, and lots of volunteers to bring nature back to 12 acres of West Yorkshire.


Heggs Farm, North Yorkshire

Rewilding an upland farm in Swaledale.


Make it Wild, North Yorkshire

Creating wild spaces for nature on 150 acres of ancient woodland and upland pasture.