KNEPP CASTLE ESTATE

WILDLAND NETWORK REWILDING PROJECTS DATABASE

Project Name

Knepp Castle Estate

Country

England

Current land designations

 

Specific location

Shipley & West Grinstead parishes, West Sussex

Year rewilding started

2002

Grid reference

TQ155 218

Location

Latitude:       Longitude:

Altitude

15-30m

Project Management

Owned & managed by the Burrell family

Area under rewilding (hectares)

600 ha (so far)

Project funding

Countryside Stewardship & by the owners

Rewilding methods

Ring fenced and grazed by large herbivores with minimal human intervention

Habitats present

Low weald former farm & parkland

Target species

Overall biodiversity enhancement

Species reintroductions

Fallow deer, Longhorn cattle, Exmoor ponies & Tamworth pigs

Access to the area

Via public rights of way, or for more detailed tours, by appointment with estate office 01403 741235 enquiries@knepp.co.uk

Links to further information

www.knepp.co.uk

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