Heal is raising money to buy land in England and rewild it.

At least that’s what they say…

I have no idea how bone fide Heal are but they come recommended through What Three Words and I guess they’ve done their due diligence and all is above board… So why am I posting Heal’s details? Well…

Out and about on most of my walks I chat to whoever will listen about re-wilding and I have been at this old chestnut for as long as I can remember.

The mountains of the UK ought to be covered in trees (not plantation but naturally regenerating broadleaf). The land ought to be a rich and bio diverse ecosystem. It’s not. The reason? Farming!

Whether the farm is pine forest for pulp, cow or sheep, it makes no difference to me. I have done with the lot of them and I’d see our landscape returned to health with assisted re-wilding.

I am of the opinion that this will not happen without revolution as governments do not want it as they cannot tax it and landowners do not want it as they cannot currently get subsidy for re wilded land. And so to Heal.

If the people buy the land and lock it into a permanent wild space then that has to be a good thing.

What do you think? £20 for a 3 metre square and a commitment to pay a further £3 per year for maintenance? Scam or the way forward in having our land returned to its original state?

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Walk leader @ Wales Outdoors, life model @ Cardiff Life Models and poet @ Self Published I opened the first mountain bike hire business in the Brecon Beacons National Park in 1995. Since then my business, Wales Outdoors, has grown and morphed and is now the most active and most popular guided walks and adventure travel provider in Wales. Andy has been a volunteer co-ordinator, guided walks programme organiser and part time central area warden for the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, chair of Brecon Beacons Tourism, a Duke of Edinburghs area co-ordinator, a Princes Trust social inclusion manager, the catalyst for the Brecon Beacons National Park Environment Charter and a key motivator for the inception of the outdoor activity peer group, SWOAPG. Join Me! for a walk or two :)