Croscombe & Paradise Hill

Our flagship site to enhance biodiverse and offset carbon emissions is a rolling hillside in Somerset, close to the beautiful city of Wells.

EST. FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS

We are restoring parts of the site and enhancing the ecology of the area, all the while protecting the prehistoric and Romano-British archaeological legacy of this heritage land.

The 11-hectare site will be home to wide areas of sustainable, biodiverse meadow with natural wild flora and fauna.

It will be the perfect heart for the local community to promote educational experiences and help reduce the effects of climate change for future generations.

We’re committed to working in collaboration with our local community as well as our local environment. 

The land will be constantly alive and working to not only enhance biodiversity and offset carbon emissions, but also to encourage locals to wander around and enjoy the site.

This explains why we say that Wanderlands has been established for generations to come.

OUR PROJECT TIMELINE

Our programme encourages the planting of native wildflowers and wild grasses, the spreading of hay, selective grazing by suitable breeds of livestock, and of course ongoing maintenance to enhance biodiversity.

The species-rich environment will support pollinators such as bees and butterflies, which are essential to the environment, food and farming in the UK.e

TREE PLANTING
Native broadleaf trees including downy birch, hawthorn, field maple, hornbeam, sycamore, oak, and beech. (Paradise Hill)
Jan. 2021
SEED SPREADING
Wildflower meadow and yellow rattle seed sown across the prepared land on Croscombe lower field.
May. 2021
POND RESTORATION
Onsite Edwardian dew pond will be restored for aquatic pond life and amphibious biodiversity.
Sep. 2021
EDUCATION EVENTS
Programmes about sustainability and climate change to be scheduled with various local schools.
Nov. 2020
BIODIVERSITY PREP
Suitable breeds of sheep followed by young cattle placed on the Croscombe site for intensive grazing.
Apr. 2021
SHEEP GRAZING
Suitable breeds of livestock placed on upper Croscombe site to prepare for the Autumn planting of new flora. 
Aug. 2021
PUBLIC ACCESS
New information boards, pathways, circular walks and seating created. (Both sites)
Nov. 2021

500,000 NEW TREES TO BE PLANTED ACROSS THE COUNTRY

- BBC Radio Somerset

We were delighted to recently be invited by BBC Radio Somerset to share our story.

Take a minute to hear from Tim and Oli, our Co-founder and Forestry Director, who discuss our plans to plant 500,000 new trees across the county.

Within just a few minutes, discover more about our tree planting operation on Paradise Hill, the wider tangible benefits of trees, and how to plant them well.

WHAT'S HAPPENING ONSITE

ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF THE FLORA & FAUNA

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