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Real Wild Estate partners with 750 acre farm in Cornwall

Real Wild Estate partners with 750 acre farm in Cornwall

The Real Wild Estates Company is delighted to announce that we are working with Yan and Camilla Swiderski on their farm, Hamatethy, beside Bodmin Moor in North Cornwall.

With both beavers and a white stork breeding programmes on their 750-acre landscape, and some precious and rare Atlantic rainforest along the Camel river, Yan and Camilla have now decided on a 15-year ecological restoration vision, developed in conjunction with myself, as Head of Nature Restoration for RWE. This includes creating mosaic wood-pastures, wetlands restoration, naturalistic grazing, a wild orchard and potential species reintroductions in the 5-10 year period. Plans to open up access to visitors and nature lovers are in the pipeline, with their local community’s support and help.

Real Wild Estates are privileged to have the opportunity to work with the visionaries owners of Hamatethy, and look forward to documenting the results over the coming months and years.

Real Wild Estate partners with 750 acre farm in Cornwall

Real Wild Estate partners with 750 acre farm in Cornwall

The Real Wild Estates Company is delighted to announce that we are working with Yan and Camilla Swiderski on their farm, Hamatethy, beside Bodmin Moor in North Cornwall.

With both beavers and a white stork breeding programmes on their 750-acre landscape, and some precious and rare Atlantic rainforest along the Camel river, Yan and Camilla have now decided on a 15-year ecological restoration vision, developed in conjunction with myself, as Head of Nature Restoration for RWE. This includes creating mosaic wood-pastures, wetlands restoration, naturalistic grazing, a wild orchard and potential species reintroductions in the 5-10 year period. Plans to open up access to visitors and nature lovers are in the pipeline, with their local community’s support and help.

Real Wild Estates are privileged to have the opportunity to work with the visionaries owners of Hamatethy, and look forward to documenting the results over the coming months and years.

Groundswell Agricultural show Exhibit
Groundswell Agricultural show Exhibit
Real Wild Estate partners with 750 acre farm in Cornwall
Real Wild Estate partners with 750 acre farm in Cornwall
Real Wild Estate partners with 750 acre farm in Cornwall
Real Wild Estate partners with 750 acre farm in Cornwall
Real Wild Estate partners with 750 acre farm in Cornwall

The First 1000 Acres with Benedict MacDonald (Recorded Live at Global Birdfair)

INTO THE WILD THE PODCAST

This is the first episode recorded LIVE at Global Birdfair 2022 with 

There has been a lot of talk and action for nature restoration  (or wilding, whichever you prefer) over the last few years with many different models, but one thing Ryan Dalton on his influencial Podcast hasn’t spoken much about on his Into The Wild podcast is how to do this – as a viable land use model.

Benedict Macdonald is doing this as a field leading naturalist,best selling author and head of Nature Restoration at Real Wild Estates. Benedict dives in to tell us about how Real Wild Estates works and what the focuses are for landowners they work with and the local surrounding community.

If you’d like to keep up to date with Benedict, you can follow him on social media on his Linkedin here or twitter feed

Into The Wild is a weekly wildlife, nature & conservation podcast, bringing their audience chat from nature professionals about a huge variety of wild topics.


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