All are very welcome to join in our wild law activities, attend our events and get actively involved! If you would like to know more please get in touch.

What is wild law?

Wild law is a phrase coined by the lawyer and author Cormac Cullinan to describe a holistic approach to law and governance. This approach is based on principles of ecology, that all of life is an interconnected web of which human beings are only a part. It seeks to align law with ecology and the science of living systems. The current system of law and governance places human beings at the centre, and views us as separate from nature. This view promotes the exploitation of nature by seeing it as a resource base largely for the benefit of humans. This has led to the multiple environmental crises we now face.

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Wild law weekends


Since 2005, we have held weekends and events in many wonderful locations, including the Lake District, Northumberland, the Isle of Arran, the shores of Loch Lomond, the hills of Derbyshire, the South Downs, and many more. 

Our wild law weekends are always a popular highlight of the year. Usually held in May, we take the opportunity to head outdoors for a couple of days of walking and discussion, staying in comfortable hostel accommodation. We hope that by being immersed in a more natural environment, participants will have a better understanding of the issues and develop creative ways of connecting nature with law.

Head to our events page to find out about the next wild law weekend coming up. Find out about previous wild law weekends here.



Our events aim to promote the understanding of wild law and related concepts such as rewilding. We do this through informal and friendly discussion which aim to improve our relationship with nature through law. Everyone is encouraged to take part in our activities and all ideas are welcome! To join in, please get in touch.


Previous wild law weekends

We headed to Ennerdale in the Lake District at the end of April. This was our first wild law weekend for 4 years.  We hope to run it again in 2024. 

In 2021, we ran two 'Not the wild law weekend' webinars in April and October; and one 'Not the wild law weekend' webinar in October 2020. The 2019 wild law conference on a theme of 'Wild law and activism' was held at the University of Sussex on Saturday 9 November.