The Lost Words

There is a literary revolution happening... and you could be a part of it. 

The Lost Words, by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris, began as a book but has since grown into a movement promoting connections with the natural world. If you’ve seen, heard about, or had the pleasure of reading The Lost Words, then you will know what a magical thing it is. 

And why is this movement so important? It helps children and young people for whom nature might be challenging to reach, or perhaps for those - families and older generations - who aren’t engaged with the natural world, to be inspired and connect with the world around them.

We’ve already seen a huge amount of success with individuals and community groups crowdfunding for a copy of The Lost Words in their local (and national!) primary schools, secondary schools, care homes and outdoor centres - and you could do the same. If you would like to start a similar project in your area, then use the form below to get in touch so that we can guide you in the right direction. 

Let’s get this magical book that conjures lost words and species into every school across the UK!

The Lost Words projects

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'The Lost Words' in Devon Devon

Providing a copy of this celebrated 'spell-book' to as many primary schools in Devon as funding permits.

Stretch target £4,000
  • 54 supporters
  • £4.9k raised
  • 7 days left
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The Lost Words Yorkshire North Yorkshire

To supply a copy of The Lost Words to every primary school in York & North Yorkshire, Hull & East Yorkshire

Successfully overfunded


  • 183 supporters
  • £7.1k raised
  • 35 days

Need some help getting started?

Download our guide (pdf) on planning, creating and running your Lost Words project here.