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Make it Wild Limited



Our enterprise is based on the nine pieces of land across North Yorkshire, which we own and manage wholly for the benefit of nature. These are :  Sylvan Nature Reserve, Windmill Hill, and Skipbridge Nature Reserve near Kirk Hammerton, York and Bank Woods, Dowgill Grange, Wilsill Memorial Woodland and Dacre Woodlands, all near Summerbridge, Harrogate.  Our two latest sites are in Wensleydale at Bainbridge and Burtersett, both near Hawes. We work hard to improve biodiversity - we plant thousands of trees, protect ancient woodland, dig ponds and sow wildflower meadows. A film explaining how and why we established Make it Wild is on the homepage of our website.

We offer a variety of Nature Dedications, including young, 'Century Old' and veteran trees, and also wildflowers, ponds and birdboxes.  These can all be dedicated for a wedding or birthday or other celebration or in remembrance. These can be purchased directly from our website. Certificates and maps showing the location of the dedication are sent electronically. Wooden dedication plaques, written in your own words, can be ordered and placed next to your tree.

You can offset your Carbon Footprint with Make it Wild through new woodland planting, which is available for individuals and business clients. We can help you to calculate and reduce your carbon footprint. We also offer bespoke tree planting schemes to businesses, such as a 'tree per order' or a tree per employee. 

We also offer nature-based activities such as courses on re-wilding your garden, mindfulness walks, wildlife photography, art in nature, woodland crafts and seasonal foraging for food, with all these activities led by experts. We have a full list and calendar of these events on our website.

We have a luxury, eco-friendly holiday cottage, Heather Lea. It sleeps 8, with three bathrooms, three smart TVs, large kitchen - dining room and safe secluded garden with outdoor dining areas, a fire pit and stunning views. It has exclusive access to Bank Wood Nature Reserve. Please search for Heather Lea on our website.

Full details of all our products and services are on our website: www.makeitwild.co.uk or call 01609-780747


    This service covers the following area(s):

  • Knaresborough
  • Catterick Garrison
  • Ripon
  • Northallerton
  • Selby
  • Scarborough
  • Skipton
  • Richmond
  • Stokesley
  • Upper Dales
  • Bedale
  • Easingwold
  • Filey
  • Whitby
  • Thirsk
  • Harrogate
  • Malton

Last updated: 04/06/2023