Restoring Hardknott Forest


We have been shortlisted for funding and really need your help. Please use the link below to find our project and vote. This will allow us to continue with our work to restore millions of native trees to Hardknott Forest.

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The voting process runs until 9th April, 2021.


We are restoring one of the largest conifer plantations in the Lake District National Park to native woodland, for the benefit of people, nature and our climate.

The Restoring Hardknott Forest Project is a partnership between Forestry England and the University of Leeds. We are combining practical conservation, informed by research and monitoring, to create and restore 630 hectares of native woodland and other wildlife rich habitats. We welcome volunteers and students to help with monitoring, research and practical restoration. We hope our project will inspire other efforts to restore and expand woodlands around the UK.