We are delighted to commence rewilding and habitat creation and restoration for biodiversity at our new site, located near Green Hammerton, just off the A59 between Harrogate and York.

Most recently used as 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 will be undertaking a wetland restoration. Wetland is one of the richest habitats in the UK for biodiversity, but sadly, it also the habitat which has been most widely destroyed or degraded.

We have been consulting with various experts about the best way to manage this land for nature. We have planted ‘scrub’ to supplement the sparse hedges, and also some water tolerant trees in some areas.

Skipbridge 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 have been delighted to host a number of corporate groups to plant trees here during winter 2022/2023.

We 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