Daisy Lawn

Walking the Welsh Coastline

Fundraising for Rewilding Britain
raised of £1,000 target
by 17 supporters
Rewilding Britain

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RCN 1159373
We want to rewild Britain to help people and nature flourish together


Hello and thank you so much for stopping by! I'm Daisy and at 8:15am on the 6th August '22 I set off from Chester walking along the River Dee, the beginning of an 870 mile path that spans the entire coast of Wales. This is a trail I'm hoping to walk in it's entirety whilst living simply - wild camping, cooking out and carrying all of my gear as I go. And all the while keeping the company of my trusty little rescue dog, Ona. You can follow my journey here as I slowly plod my way down the coast, baaing at sheep, trying not to fall off cliffs or eat anything too poisonous.

Now I won't pretend to be an utterly selfless soul that's quit my comfortable and fulfilling life in order to traipse hundreds of miles all in the name of charity. This walk is something I very much wanted and needed to do for myself. But at the same time it seemed the perfect opportunity to raise what funds and awareness I could for a charity that's making hugely positive changes to the landscapes I'll be walking through. That charity is Rewilding Britain.

Our little home island looks very green from above, but surprisingly it's one of the world’s most nature-depleted countries. We rank in the bottom 10% globally for biodiversity, having lost half of our plant and animal life since the industrial revolution. Fields full of livestock, crops and moorlands that support very few species have gradually replaced more and more of our meadows, forests, wetlands and large free meandering rivers.

Many people have misconceptions that rewilding is about taking acreage and livelihoods away from farmers in order to leave large expanses of land to regenerate. Or to release large predators like Eurasian wolves on the borders of landscapes grazing sheep.

In actuality rewilding is the understanding that we only thrive whilst nature thrives. Our crops can only grow when pollinated, and our drinking waters only run clear when protected upstream. It’s about restoring natural processes that allow ecosystems to repair, supporting farming and farming processes, and helping communities prosper through nature-based enterprises. The kind of projects that have seen such wonderful results and shifts in cultural perceptions overseas!

I hope you’ll join me for parts of the journey, be that either virtually or physically, and donate what you can to this wonderfully promising cause. Thank you!

Website: www.walkingthecoastline.com

About the charity

Rewilding Britain

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RCN 1159373
Our aim is the mass restoration of ecosystems in Britain. We want to reverse the decline in nature so that living systems and our sense of wonder can thrive. Rewilding offers hope for wildlife, for humanity, for the planet. It’s our opportunity to leave the world in a better state than it is today.

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