We are delighted to commence rewilding and habitat creation and restoration for biodiversity, at our newest site.

It is located near Green Hammerton, just off the A59 between Harrogate and York.

Currently rough grazing, with a few neglected hedges, surrounded by a high bank to limit the ingress of the River Nidd, and yet subject to regular flooding, it doesn’t look very inspiring. But we have plans … We are very much hoping to restore this area to wetland, as this is one of the richest habitats in the UK for biodiversity. Sadly, it also the habitat which has been most widely destroyed or degraded.

We will also planting trees in some areas. This will be the location for a sponsored woodland for UHC Leeds. You can read more about the project here. We will also plant the second phase of Jamyang Leeds sponsored woodland; more information here.

We will be consulting with various experts over the next few months, and will update here as our plans develop. Please note Skipbridge Nature Reserve is not currently open to the public.

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.

Robert Louis Stevenson