Hello! We are delighted to announce our latest acquisition – a twelve acre plot at East Waste Drove, near the village of Godney, not far from Glastonbury. Located just a few metres from one of our existing rewilding spots (see sites map) it will make a wonderful space for nature. But we need your help.
This land was bought with a generous philanthropic loan from We Have the Power – and we need to pay it back to make sure we can keep making more space for nature. Donate via the crowdfunder or on this website to secure this land, and help us buy more in the future.
East Waste Drove has long been used for grazing sheep. Our plan is simple. Leave it alone as best we can for nature to take its course. We may need to make a couple of small interventions at the start, or clean the odd ditch to keep our neighbours happy, but as far as we can this will simply be land left alone to ‘go wild’. Over time this and other patches of land will create a mosaic of different habitats (they are all different after all). These will form refuges for wildlife and space for scruffy edges and natural processes. We will not build car parks or visitor centres. They will simply be wild stepping stones in the landscape.
Julia Davies of ‘We Have The Power’, helped us to acquire this site through their Funding Nature project. You can find out about their work here.