Folklore & Local Legends

The myths and mysteries are very much ingrained in our ancestors histories and northern England has many a tale to tell, from local legends, the lighthearted to the sinister, these tales of our ancestors are ingrained in our region, our local area and communities and we continue to learn and relearn from our ancestors today. 

The Pendle Witches

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Curse of Lancaster that whoever leaves must come back 

Cockersands Abbey

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The Romans , Tolkein slave trade, lord ashton 

I grew up on a dairy farm, left home at 18 for university and have been living in some of the most populated cities around the world ever since,  very much the opposite of what it is to live a rewilded, rural life. 13  years on and the homing beacon drew me back. Why? 

 

City life became increasingly confusing and overwhelming, hence, hitting my 30’s and focussing on ‘rewilding’ myself and my lifestyle. Over the years I’ve gotten very clear on my values and this lifestyle I started out with,  fits the bill. I have a lot of gratitude for my upbringing, running wild, making dens and being free-range and feral is what I always knew. I put it down to this freedom I had as a child that made me curious about the world and the passion I developed for nature, travel and culture.

Our family farm business has evolved over the years, and with uncertain times in British agriculture, it continues to do so. The move into renewable energy through anaerobic digestion, and tourism with our holiday cottages, Patty's Barn. 

Bridging the gap between the countryside and city life is something I've become increasingly passionate about. Over the past 10 years I've witnessed the increasingly rapid disconnect humans have with the natural world. I'm one of the lucky ones who experienced life pre-mobile phones and computers. Today, I find it hard to wrap my head around how much this is impacting our daily lives, our connection with one another, our planet and the devastating impact it is having to our natural world, on our mental wellbeing, creating a broken 'new normal' for our future generations.

I'm on a mission to rewild my fellow humans and welcome you all along the journey. 

My Why

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What makes our location special?

The geography

Join us in the heart of the Lancashire countryside, turn off the main road and all the way to the end of the lane to find us on our spot of rugged coastline. 

We're located on the edge of the Morecambe Bay Estuary, a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and the largest intertidal area in the UK. With this, we welcome over a quarter million migration and wading birds throughout the seasons with incredible views across the salt marshes toward the Irish Sea. 

 

With the tide in tune to the phases of the moon, coming and going,  you can truly enjoy the landscape changing and the wildlife that comes with this.

 

Out to the north, you can enjoy unbroken views of the Lake District UNESCO World Heritage site and over to the east, The Forest of Bowland AONB, famous not only for its natural beauty but the infamous Pendle Witch Trials and also being the home of Tolkein, the author of Lord of the Rings, who is said to have taken inspiration from the local landscape in his work.   

We love our area and are proud of what it offers for those looking to enjoy a variety of nature, wildlife and landscapes. from the sea to hills. 

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Location

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The Rewilding is centrally located in the UK, a 1-hour drive from Manchester and The Lake District and a 10-minute drive from the historical city of Lancaster. 

Where the coastline meets the land, no matter what time of year you visit us there is an opportunity to embrace the seasons. From the spring awakening to the rugged wild winters.

Address:

Patty's Barn

Cockerham

Lancaster

North West, UK

LA2 0DY

Email:

hello@the-rewilding.com