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Wildlands & Woodlands – An Extended Tour

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Join us at the beginning of our rewilding journey at Mapperton, as natural processes are allowed to shape the future landscape as part of our efforts to support biodiversity and ecosystem recovery.  As well as leaving the land alone in the rewilding areas, more environmentally-friendly farming and land management regimes are gradually being implemented across the estate.

Nature is now taking the leading role shaping the landscape at Coltleigh, with the removal of intensive sheep grazing and the re-introduction of extensive grazing by large herbivores. This is an opportunity to take an extended walk through this rewilding landscape, discussing the project and visiting ancient woodland, scrub, marsh and various agriculturally unimproved grassland types; neutral, acidic or calcareous in character.

Date and Time: 9.00am Sunday 4th September 2022

Location: Meet at the Coach House café

Schedule: Introductions then 5 minute drive up to Coltleigh Farm

Duration: 4 hour guided walk with Tom Brereton

Tickets: £45 per person

Dr Tom Brereton 

Tom is a highly experienced ecologist with a lifelong interest in natural history.  He has an MSc in Conservation and a PhD in Butterfly Ecology.  Tom has worked for the Northumberland Wildlife Trust as an RSPB Warden and Reserves Ecologist, as Associate Director of Research at Butterfly Conservation, and more recently as co-founder of Marinelife, monitoring cetaceans and seabirds in Lyme Bay.   Tom is currently a Visiting Researcher at Exeter University, as well as an ecotourism guide, leading bird, butterfly, mammal and botanical tours across the Europe, Asia and North America.  Tom lives locally in Bridport.

Unfortunately we cannot offer a refund or alternative date for your Wildlands booking unless the weather forces cancellation. We also cannot guarantee the weather, or that you will see your target species. Nature can unpredictable, despite our best efforts! However there’s always plenty of wildlife to see.

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