Heligan Wild's aim is to maximise biodiversity within a patchwork of habitats found throughout the 200 acres of historic Cornish estate and garden. Ancient woodland, hay meadows, grazed pasture, wetlands are all sustainably managed to encourage local wildlife. This is achieved using a variety of traditional methods including coppicing, charcoal burning, hay making, and low intensity grazing with our herd of Dexter cattle.
Horsemoor Hide lies at the heart of our estate, and offers the perfect location to enjoy Heligan’s wildlife. There is a large wildlife viewing area; along with live and recorded footage, interactive displays, photographs and information gathered by our dedicated Wildlife Team.
Click below to view our Heligan Wild film.
15th April 2015
We're delighted to let you know that our first Barn Owl egg of 2015 was laid on the 10th April, and the second on 15th AprilView full story
14th February 2015
Join us this half term to discover a variety of ways to prepare your garden for the year ahead.View full story
12th January 2015
Following on from a few brief sightings last year, this winter we have been lucky enough for a Water Rail to have seemingly taken up residence on the hide pond.View full story