Nestling amidst the attractive countryside along the Welsh / Shropshire border, and situated in over 100 acres of woodland Wolf Watch UK provides a valuable wolf conservation centre and sanctuary for displaced wolves, occupying a particularly stunning location which includes part of a beautiful valley. As a wolf conservation group we are very conscious to minimise any impact that our activity would have upon this wonderful area. Recent acquisition of further forest has given us the opportunity to allocate as near to natural wildlife sanctuaries / environments for the wolves and for our other resident animals including a herd of Red Deer. Purchase of the site itself saved the woodland from being designated for clear felling, resulting in its own timely rescue, which would have been both a visual and native wildlife disaster. It is now secured by Wolf Watch UK and besides providing an educational resource and unique wolf experience, the area will essentially be managed primarily as a wolf sanctuary, and to facilitate UK wolf conservation, an educational resource, wolf experience days, wildlife conservation, and the encouragement of bio-diversity.
Great care has been taken to ensure that the design and construction of the secure enclosures does not impact on the natural beauty of the landscape, and we proudly possess some of the largest wolf enclosures in Europe. We have strategically placed observation points around the enclosures from which to carry out non-invasive wolf research, wolf behaviour studies and wolf photography.
An attractive, historic stone barn has also been converted to facilitate a visitor centre and education hall, with one section serving as a student residence for long term observational studies and on-site volunteer work.
Also, located here is our on-site merchandise shop that features a range of unique wolf items, and commissioned works from selected artists and photographers. The proceeds from which are entirely used to the benefit of the animals in our care. The primary source of funding the project comes from our “Adopt a Wolf” Membership and donations (of which we are extremely grateful) from likeminded wolf enthusiasts.
A small attractive holiday cottage (sleeps 3) is on site and can be hired, all proceeds go towards maintaining the centre. Wolf Watch UK members (via our adopt-a-wolf scheme) are eligible for discounted rates. Please contact us for further details.