River restoration work in the Porlock Vale

Holnicote Estate on Exmoor

We're working to restore and protect rivers, streams, and the wildlife that depends on them, by embarking on our most ambitious waterways project ever: to bring our rivers, streams, brooks and becks flowing back to life.

In the Porlock Vale species which have been absent from the river such as beavers and water voles have been re-introduced, whilst a pioneering project, known as Stage 0, is the first of its kind in the UK, that will pilot the benefits of reverting rivers to their natural path before human interference.

We are working with local farmers to connect landscapes and create wildlife corridors. 

Bringing a buzz back to the river

A beaver swimming in the river at Holnicote

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Sheep at Horner Farm, Holnicote

Follow Horner Farm's story

Learn more about Horner Farm, and how our farm tenants are working hard to farm produce sustainably and keep wildlife habitat in mind.

 Walkers enjoying the view from Bossington Hill above Porlock Bay, on the Holnicote Estate, Exmoor National Park, Somerset.

Pioneering Stage 0 work at Porlock

We're piloting a pioneering project to revert rivers to their natural path before any human interference.

Children enjoying stream dipping

Porlock Vale Riverlands appeal 

We're working to restore rivers and encourage local communities to rediscover them. Find out how you can help.