Personal Information


Rob Yorke


Black Mountains







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Specialist Activities

Independent rural commentator/communicator on wildlife, farming. rewilding, fishing, birds, farming, forestry, countryside access, uplands etc

Specialist Areas

Outdoors – rural/urban interface – as above

Professional Details

Short Biography

Born & brought up in wild parts of west Scotland, England & Wales after a spell of living in London and working with farmers/engineers in Home Counties.
Now based in Black Mountains, Nr Abergavenny but still with work trips around Wales & to south east England/London.

Professional Activities

Writer/commentator on farming/wildlife/rewilding/rough shooting/fishing/outdoors/countryside etc.

Land agent (rural chartered surveyor) acting for utility companies and other private clients on environmental, project management & compensation.

Recent Publications

101 Letters to the Editor of The Times on environment/wildlife matters; Articles in The Field, Countryfile Magazine, FT Magazine, Romahome, The Times, Country Walking, Trout&Salmon, Total Flyfishing, Shooting Gazette and Waterlog; book reviews for Countryfile Magazine; Columnist/articles for Brecon & Radnor Express, Little Book of Fishing for WH Smith 2004; Presenter of ‘Reel Wars’: a survival fishing TV series & ‘The Great Escape’: living on a farm in Wales series – both still looping on Discovery Channel.
Avid tweeter on environment/outdoor matters and not shy to interact & discuss!


Nature Prize – Mowden Hall School – 1975
Finalist in Queen’s English Society 2005
Fellow of RAC 100 Club for ‘New demands; old countryside’ debate paper 2011

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