Heggs-Castle Cluster Renaturing Project

We are three neighbouring landowners working together to restore natural processes across a combined 200-acre site in Arkengarthdale, North Yorkshire.

Read more about our project aims and subscribe to our blog to follow our progress.

Want to get involved? We run regular volunteer events throughout the year. Please email heggs.castle.cluster@gmail.com to join our mailing list or fill out the contact form on our events page.

Want to visit? The Cluster is accessible via several public rights of way running north west of Reeth (OS Map 30). Guided visits by groups with special conservation interests can also be organised in advance by email. For no-frills overnight stays, please visit heggsfarm.com (think wild camping with permission!)

We are grateful for funding and ongoing support from the following organisations: Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust, Tees-Swale: Naturally Connected, Woodland Trust: Growing Back Greener, Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, Sustainable Swaledale, Yorkshire Rewilding Network.

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