Letting nature take its course…

About the project

We are changing….

Changing from a traditional, highly managed human environment of livestock and vivid green pastures to a new landscape, one where habitats develop through natural processes. Where nature sets its course.

Farming has now ceased on 300 acres at Coombeshead. We are at the beginning of a new journey, one which will give the land an opportunity to relax, recover and re adjust.

Our vision and hope are that gradually, slowly, life will return. New life, not hemmed in by hedgerows or restricted to narrow verges but full and complete.

Would you like to join us?

Stay with us!

Stay in our beautiful shepherds’ huts or camp in our meadows.  Take part in our guided wildlife walks and see some of our rewilding helpers such as the beaver, wild pigs, ponies and mouflon. New for this year, our small herd of gigantic water buffalos, wallowing through the wetland, creating new ponds for amphibians and other wildlife. We will introduce you to species being bred for reintroduction such as white storks, wild cats, beavers, water voles and harvest mice, and you can learn about their vital roles in our natural environment. 

In the evening relax round the fire, watch our free roaming wild animals from dedicated viewing platforms or take part in organised beaver or bat watching activities.

If you’re lucky you may see one of the barn owls which have returned to feed at Coombeshead hovering over grassland in the early evening.

Training & Events

July 1st – Wilderfest
our first mini festival of wildlife, with inspirational speakers, music and wildlife tours.
For more information CLICK HERE

    We will also be running the following training courses throughout the year:

    • Water Voles ecology, survey and rewilding experience
    • Beaver conservation and rewilding experience
    • Practical Rewilding
    • Rewilding and Regenerative Agriculture


    Upcott Grange
    Lifton  Devon
    PL16 0JS.

    Call Us

    +44 (0)7714 767 522