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Roborough Fields Before

Rewilding Roborough Fields is a rewilding adventure started in May 2020 by Water Gems’ director Nick Benge.  Nick has gathered together a team of people, some who currently work for Water Gems and some friends, who are as enthusiastic and excited about this project as he is to get this project started and help the vision become a reality.

With Nick’s knowledge and experience, along with the skills and expertise of the team, the aim is to give the 10 acres of land in North Devon a new energy, creating a biodiversity hotspot for both plant and animal communities.

The plan is to create a dense mosaic of Devonbank hedgerows, wildflower meadows and pools, cramming in as much habitat into the space as possible and then watch all the native plants and animals move in – “Build it and they will come.”

To get involved or find out more about this project, please visit Rewilding Roborourgh Fields where you can also become a Friend of the Fields or contact Nick directly at 07734 386243 /

The baseline survey of the fields is due to be carried out on Thursday 9th July by an ecological consultancy team called Clarkson & Woods, so look out for any news and updates at Rewilding Roborough Fields.

Plans for the proposed changes to Roborough Fields