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 that promotes connection with the natural world. If you’ve seen, heard about, or even 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 all those children for whom nature is challenging to reach, or perhaps for those who aren’t engaged with the natural world, to be inspired and reconnect with the world around them. 

We’ve already seen a huge amount of success with community groups looking to crowdfund for a copy of The Lost Words in all their local primary schools - 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 primary school across the UK!

The Lost Words projects

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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
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The Lost Words for Dorset's schools Dorset

To provide a copy of The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris to every Infant, Primary and Junior School in Dorset.

Successfully overfunded


  • 107 supporters
  • £4k raised
  • 35 days