Our ethos

“It’s not our aim to protect nature, it’s our purpose”

At Make it Wild, our intentions are to:

  • encourage a greater understanding and love of nature
  • actively improve the habitat and biodiversity on our sites
  • promote ecologically sound practices, in land management, building, and life!
  • educate people about the benefits of protecting the natural environment
  • educate people about the risks of climate change and steps to mitigate against it

We will run our business responsibly, and sustainably. Any profits will be used to fulfill our intentions above. We will plant trees, dig ponds, restore wild-flower hay meadows and protect ancient woodland!

In 2023 we decided to make our deep connection with Nature even more explicit, by having a chair for Nature at our Land Management Meetings, and to ask each other “What would nature say?” about decisions we are making. This was inspired by Faith in Nature, who have a place on their board for Nature. 

Also in 2023 we signed the The Business Without Blood Sports pledge:
“We share the belief of the overwhelming majority of the British public that animals should be defended from persecution in the name of ‘sport’, and therefore we pledge to ensure we will never allow, promote or otherwise enable blood sports such as hunting, shooting or animal fighting.”

Our Carbon Mitigation through Tree Planting scheme is a way we can help businesses and individuals who wish to support the planet. We encourage you to reduce your carbon footprint as much as you can. If you wish to offset any that remains, we will plant trees for you! Our new subscription plans make it really easy. 

Our new and growing range of activities is based in the woods and on the land at  Sylvan Nature Reserve, Bank Woods,  and Heather Lea. They are all designed to bring you to a closer connection with nature

The short film below tells a little more about the story behind Make it Wild. We hope you enjoy it!

United Nations Sustainability Goals (SDGs)

Our work aligns to the following three SDGs:

Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better

Albert Einstein