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EV Holidays in the UK – Rewilding Network EV Charging Locations

Planning your next EV holiday road trip? Here are six top charging locations from the Rewilding Network for you to take advantage of this holiday season.
Young family charging electric car in scenic nature spot

Mer is a proud supporter of Rewilding Britain, the only Britain-wide rewilding organisation. The charity is calling for rewildingacross 30% of Britain’s land and sea by 2030, and is committed to reconnecting people with the natural world, sustaining communities, and tackling the extinction and climate crises through rewilding. 

From Cornwall to Scotland, Northumberland to Devon, the Rewilding Network – supported by Rewilding Britain – brings rewilders together to inspire and support each other to create a wilder, more prosperous Britain.  

If you are looking for an EV charging destination for a long weekend, day trip or extended break, check out these beautiful rewilding spots across the UK. They are all accessible to the public, and you will find several Mer electric vehicle (EV) charge points nearby or in neighbouring boroughs, so you can travel with your EV in confidence. 

Countryside road - EV charging locations on Rewilding Network

EV Charging Spot in Warwickshire 

Wild Packington

With a 17th-century house and a wildflower meadow, woodland and grassland mosaics, Wild Packington is a great location for an EV road trip. You will find it in the midlands between Birmingham and Coventry, with its mix of farming, forestry, and leisure businesses. The estate plans to rewild 700 acres of land. 

 Stay charged up with Mer on route to Wild Packington at Sears Retail Park in Solihull. There, you will find two 22kW charge points and an ultra-rapid 150kW charge point, as well as many outlets including M&S and Lidl – perfect for stocking up for a picnic.  

Derbyshire EV Chargers 

Allestree Park

If you are looking for some green space, check out Allestree Park, the largest open space in Derby, with a local nature reserve and mixed woodland for visitors to explore. The project is a positive example of community rewilding efforts. The project partners had conversations with experts as well as local schools, recreational and youth groups, residents and visitors, welcoming a range of ideas for what Allestree Park could become. Get involved in a water divining event in the summer to help map the water courses running across the site. 

We have an EV charging hub in very close proximity, at Blue Diamond Derby Garden Centre. You will find one slow (7kW) and four ultra-rapid (150kW) charge points at the centre, and you can relax at the cafe or shop at the artisan food store whilst your EV is charging. 

Charge Your Electric Car in West Sussex 

Knepp Castle Estate

Once intensively farmed, the estate has been a pioneering 3,500-acre  

rewilding project since 2001. With glamping and camping facilities, a walled garden, the Wilding Kitchen cafe, restaurant and shop, Friday barbeques in the summer, an abundance of wildlife including white storks, and plenty of public footpaths, there is something for everyone to enjoy.  

Find Mer fast and rapid chargers in the nearby boroughs of Crawley and Petworth. 

Public Charging Point in Gloucestershire 

Elmore Court Estate

With views over the Cotswolds and River Severn, the estate is a picturesque haven, perfect for a staycation. The owners are rewilding a portion of the estate, to allow nature to flourish, increase biodiversity, and improve the soil. Stay in the house, which dates back to around 1580, or in one of the treehouse cabins out in the wild lands of the estate. 

 You can charge up your EV in Cirencester, where you can grab a bite to eat at The Gateway Cafe on route, or at Mer’s hub at the Blue Diamond Garden Centre in Newent, where you will find a restaurant, coffee shop and an award-winning food store. 

Young mum and child charge blue electric car.

EV Charging Stations, Dorset 

Purbeck Heaths National Nature Reserve

One of the most wildlife-rich places in the UK, the Purbeck Heaths reserve aims to enhance natural processes, helping to make it more resilient to climate change. The reserve covers 3,331 hectares and is the largest area of lowland heath managed as a single nature reserve in England. There are six local visitor hubs, walking and cycling routes in the area for visitors to explore, which you can discover via this interactive map. 

 Stop by at one of several Mer charge points in Wareham whilst you travel to the reserve. 

Somerset EV Charge Points 

Steart Marshes

With rising sea levels predicted to flood thousands of hectares of saltmarsh and mudflats over the next 50 years, newly created saltmarshes can help replace those lost. It is a cheaper and more sustainable way to protect against flooding, and they create space for wildlife to thrive. 

One of the UK’s largest new wetland reserves, Steart Marshes is a haven for wildlife and is also locking away carbon from the atmosphere. Steart Marshes is open all through the year and is free to visit.  

 Mer’s closest chargers can be found in Bridgwater, Western-super-Mare, and Winscombe. 

To read more about and support Rewilding Britain’s work visit the website. 

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