Meet the Team

We need helpers to help us reform the land

Derek Gow

Derek is a farmer turned nature conservationist. He wants to make a difference and therefore is in the process of rewilding of his 300 acre farm. Derek has played a significant role in the reintroduction of the Eurasian beaver, the water vole and the white stork to England.  He is currently working on a reintroduction project for the wildcat.

Derek Gow

Nick Viney

Nick is the manager at Rewilding Coombeshead, developing our site and arranging our events.  Nick has history of helping landowners reimagine their farms towards a resilient Nature rich future. An Artist and Creative Director at DGC. An early career in the veterinary world followed by nearly two decades on horseback as a Dartmoor Range Clearer. Nick is passionate about landscape scale Nature recovery and blurs the lines between Rewilding and Regenerative Agriculture.

Taylor Davies

Tay is a Naturalist and Conservationist who is happiest when outside looking for birds, fungi, moths and butterflies. After completing an MSci in Ecology & Conservation at Lancaster University, Tay volunteered at Creag Meagaidh NNR in the Scottish Highlands and at Rutland Water when at home in Leicestershire. Having developed his practical conservation skills, alongside a love for the Scottish Highlands, Tay moved to Inverness to research the conservation requirements of the dark bordered beauty moth, present at only a handful of sites in Scotland. Tay went on to work two seasons at Aigas Field Centre as a wildlife guide, conducting tours of the Highlands, monitoring species, and looking after the captive wildcats. Tay joined the Rewilding Coombeshead team in 2022, where he hopes to see nature flourishing in years to come.”


Upcott Grange
Lifton  Devon
PL16 0JS.

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