Exploring the Wildwood Conservation Event

The Lit & Phil, Westgate Road Newcastle-upon-Tyne Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE Off-Campus

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The Kielderhead Wildwood is a project (supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund) to restore natural processes and rebuild healthy ecosystems in a remote area of land in Northumberland.

Using local seed stock and planting in accordance with natural propagation patterns, the project is creating a landscape similar to the one that may have existed in the area many thousands of years ago. The habitat created will support a diverse range of flora and fauna, including woodland birds and water voles. In the long term, the site will allow recolonisation by missing species such as pine marten, black grouse and golden eagle, and the potential reintroduction of iconic species such as beaver.

Join Northumberland Wildlife Trust and academics from Northumbria University and the University of Cumbria to hear more about the Wildwood, its history and ecology, its place in debates about rewilding and climate change, and what it’s like to visit and experience this remote landscape. We will also look ahead to future research about the Wildwood.

Entry is free and there is no requirement to book, but you can reserve your place (and help us keep track of numbers) by registering via Eventbrite.

The Lit & Phil, Westgate Road Newcastle-upon-Tyne Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE Off-Campus

The Kielderhead Wildwood is a project to restore natural processes and rebuild healthy ecosystems