SKIDDAW and HELVELLYN WOODS

WILDLAND NETWORK REWILDING PROJECTS DATABASE

Project Name

Skiddaw & Helvellyn Woods

Country

England

Current land designations

SAC, SSSI, National Park

Specific location

Lake District

Year rewilding started

Under negotiation

Grid reference

 

Location

Latitude: 54 31 33 N Longitude: 03 01 19 W

Altitude

Project Management

Ownership: Mostly private, some Lake District National Park Authority

Management: English Nature

Area under rewilding (hectares)

25ha

Project funding

English Nature, Heritage Lottery Fund

Rewilding methods

Planting of upland woodlands; Exclusion of stock; Some removal of conifer plantations to revert to semi-natural woodlands

Habitats present

Oak/Ash woodlands; Juniper scrub;  Inland water bodies; Bogs and marshes; Heath

Target species

None

Species reintroductions

None

Access to the area

Open public access

Links to further information

No further information available at present

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