Community Rewilding Days

Embercombe is pleased to announce the next dates of Lottery-funded Community Rewilding Days aimed to reconnect isolated individuals and rural families in the Teign Valley area to our beautiful 50 acres of land and learn about rewilding.

Join us for these free family-friendly sessions led our our Rewilding Lead Laura Fairs where you will learn skills in biodiversity/wildlife surveying, tree and plant identification and plant, insect and mammal surveys as well as practical land-based and rewilding skills such as planting, coppicing, hedge-laying, fencing and animal care.

The days are free to attend but booking is essential. Please book by emailing:

13 May 2023

17:30 on Saturday – 10:30 Sunday

Campout and moths
Rewild your soul as we camp out overnight on a beautiful spring evening. Join our moth expert to find out what moths are sharing our space. We will wake up early to discover what we have attracted in our moth-friendly traps!

Breakfast included. Please note you may book to just attend the moth trapping event in the evening if you do not wish to camp. Please let us know this when you get in touch.

Suitable for adults and children aged 12yrs+. Please note all children under 16yrs must be accompanied by an adult.

16 May 20:30-22:00


Bat Walk
Join us for an evening bat walk in our superb and abundant woodland. We’ll be using bat detectors and hearing expert guidance on the bats that are joining us in the woods, along the hedgerows and across our pond! We holding this event for a second time as it was so popular!

Bring a torch!

Suitable for adults and children aged 6yr+ but please note that all children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. This event will take place across uneven ground, in our woodland in the dark!

6 June, 16:30-18:00 – Tuesday

Bug hunt
Join us for an after-school session exploring the meadow for bugs, beasties and beauties. We’ll sweep through the grasses and shake the branches of trees to see what we find. A great family friendly event but also if you do not have children with you come along anyway and reawaken your inner child. Most people don’t have an excuse to go bug hunting as an adult and when we’ve run these events in the past, we’ve noticed it rekindles a connection with nature which many have lost.

12 July 2023

Butterfly walk
Join us as we follow our butterfly transect around Embercombe through our beautiful meadows to discover what species of butterfly live on our land. This event is great preparation for the National Big Butterfly count on 14th July!

All ages welcome. Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

This event will involve following a set route across our wildland, counting butterflies and identifying the different species we find.

The days are free to attend but booking is essential. Please book by

We are grateful that this project has been generously funded by Lottery Awards for All and welcome all people and community groups in the rural areas around the Teign Valley, Higher Ashton, Chudleigh and Bovey Tracey to join us.

Key information:


6 June 16:30-18:00 Tuesday

12 July 2023 10:00-13:00

The days are free to attend and welcomes anyone in and around Tiegn Valley to join us, but booking is essential. Please book by emailing:  

Rewilding camps

Want to learn more about rewilding?

Do you want to become a rewilder?
Do you dream of rewilding a piece of land but don’t know how to get there?
Do you already have a place to rewild, or know someone that manages land, and needs some support?
Do you wish to become a rewilding practitioner or advisor?

Find out more about The Rewilding Training, the UK’s first in-depth, blended rewilding training programme from 2 May 2023 – 21 January 2024.

With Prof. Alastair Driver, Derek Gow, Cain Blythe, Ivan de Klee, Alan Watson Featherstone, Dominic Buscall, Mark Elliott, Robin Bowman, Laura Fairs, Jack Scuse, Ashleigh Brown, Alana Bloom, Kate Morley, Mike Cooke and Elliott Fairs