Volunteer for rewilding on The Sharpham Estate

Rewilding tours

Overview

Friday 7 June and Friday 19 July, 7pm to 8.45pm

Fantastic opportunities to walk around the riverside landscape being rewilded at Sharpham with Jack Skuse, of Ambios Ltd, our partner in our rewilding projects.

There will be plenty of opportunities to spot wildlife as you ramble along the footpaths and through the meadows within the 50 acres of Sharpham Estate that's has been rewilding since 2020.

Families are welcome. We will be walking at a gentle pace, with stopping points but there will be tall, tussocky vegetation, uphill sections and uneven ground.

We will cover approx 2 km in total. Thus minimum age of children is 7 years, babes in carriers are welcome (no push chairs).

Sorry, no dogs allowed (as some areas where we will be walking will be off footpaths where there are livestock and ground nesting birds/mammals)

Rewilding at Sharpham Trust

This day is for you if you are:

  • Looking to discover more about rewilding
  • Interested in learning more about the natural world in the Dart Valley
  • A fan of The Great Outdoors
  • Looking for a fascinating wildlife event

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Snack - our lunch will be early and the foraging walk is a long one, so bring a healthy snack if you get peckish along the way
  • Your packed lunch
  • Hat and warm clothes
  • Waterproofs
  • Good comfy shoes or wellies
  • Paper and pen if you want to take notes
  • Bottle of water
  • 2 clean glass jars (medium or small, not large)
  • A basket with a handle or similar for foraging, if you have one

•             a packed lunch

•             bottle of water

•             Waterproofs

•             Good comfy shoes or wellies

•             Paper and pen if you want to take notes

•             Camera if you want to take pictures

•             We will supply enough fresh organic veg for all the ferment types you'll be making, but if you'd like to add your own home grown (must be organic) or wild foraged produce them please bring it along

•             4 clean "clip-top" jars (2 x 1 litre and 2 x half litre).  You are welcome to bring other types of jar but clip top jars are "self burping" so are safer and generally more reliable

 

It's a good idea to bring the following:

  • Binoculars! Although if you don't have any, we can supply some
  • Paper and pen if you want to take notes
  • Camera if you want to take pictures
  • Hat & warm clothes
  • Waterproofs
  • Good comfy outdoor shoes or wellies
  • Snack - bring a health snack if you get peckish along the way
  • Bottle of water

Getting here and accessibility

There is parking available in the old barns behind Sharpham cheese - see here for more details on reaching us

Follow signs once onsite to te viewpoint area.

Reviews

A fabulous day in such a special place - thanks to everyone involved

participant on a Sharpham Trust nature event

Lovely being out of doors, with such a knowledgeable bird guide

participant on a Sharpham Trust nature event

It was a fantastic experience

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Sharpham State

The Sharpham Estate

We're a 550-acre estate on the banks of the River Dart, set within a National Landscape Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

We've been designated organic and we're rewilding parts of the estate, helping to restore nature and to connect people to the land and themselves through our programme of retreats, courses and events.

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Costs

Thanks to the Sharpham Wild About Trees Project scheme - funded by the Plymouth & South Devon Community Forest - we have a number of free places on this event for adults and children, for those who would find it hard to attend otherwise.

Adult £8 – standard cost (helps support and sustain the work of The Sharpham Trust)

Adult £5 – subsidised cost for those who need it (still helps The Sharpham Trust)

Adult FREE – fully funded - for people on low incomes or unwaged only

Children, aged 7-17, FREE - fully funded

There is a maximum of 2 children aged 7-17 per adult.

Available dates

2024 07 Jun

Sharpham Rewilding Tour

With Jack Skuse
2024 19 Jul

Sharpham Rewilding Tour

With Jack Skuse