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The Countryside of Bedfordshire

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Countryside - Central Beds. CC
With countryside sites, walking & rights of way, disabled access and common land.

Bedfordshire Natural History Society
Records the fauna and flora of Beds. Helps and encourages those with an interest in wildlife.

CPRE Bedfordshire
CPRE Bedfordshire campaigns for a beautiful and living countryside.

Accessible Countryside - Bedfordshire
Accessibility to the countryside and green spaces of Bedfordshire with wheelchair, pram...

Recording and Monitoring Centre
First port of call for biodiversity information within Bedfordshire and Luton...

Bedfordshire Local Nature Partnership
Bringing together everyone with an interest in securing the benefits of our natural environment.

Beds. National Nature Reserves
Details of designated National Nature Reserves from

Local Nature Reserves in Bedfordshire
Extensive list with further details on sites at Wikipedia.

Promoted Routes & Places
Lets Go - Bedfordshire's Promoted Routes & Places to unwind.

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Latest News

  • How we are responding to Covid-19

    The health and wellbeing of the public, volunteers and staff are of utmost importance to The Wildlife Trusts, and we have therefore been keeping a close eye on government advice in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

  • Woodland closures

    Exceptionally prolonged wet conditions from autumn through to early spring meant that the Trust took difficult decisions to keep various Cambridgeshire woodlands closed to help preserve the longevity of all woodland wildlife and for the safety of the public. With a focus on Brampton Wood, here's why . . .

  • Chalk grassland restoration at Totternhoe

    The rare chalk grassland at Totternhoe, Beds has benefitted from restoration work thanks to a generous grant from Biffa Award

  • Beds-Cambs rail route off-track for protecting key wildlife habitats

    The decision to take East West Rail to Cambourne reduces the risks of ecological damage, but a route to the north of the A428 offers enormous potential and should be properly investigated

  • Nature's Connections

    Two projects have benefitted from Tesco Bags of Help funding: a project enhancing Health and Wellbeing at the Great Fen and Paxton Pits Bone Detectives scheme, both of which have fostered and encouraged greater engagement with the natural world

  • HS2 - time for a rethink

    High speed rail route threatens Northamptonshire wildlife sites: the government should stop and rethink its plans for HS2 which comes at an exorbitant cost for nature according to a new Wildlife Trust report

  • London Luton Airport Expansion - have your say

    London Luton Airport Ltd are consulting about the planned expansion - have your say by 16 December

  • Royal Patronage of the Great Fen

    In 2007 HRH The Prince of Wales became Royal Patron of the Great Fen. The Wildlife Trust is delighted that this year His Royal Highness has agreed to a third term of patronage

  • Snap Happy - 2020 Vision

    The prizes have been awarded in our 2019 Wildlife Photography Competition, the 2020 calendars printed and the new competition launched . . . time to submit some Local Gems!

  • Woodston Ponds Refreshed

    A much needed programme of works at Woodston Ponds including willow pollarding, boardwalk replacement and repair, and reedbed restoration have been made possible in the last year thanks to grant funding from FCC Communities Foundation

  • No let up in loss of UK's nature

    The State of Nature Report 2019 has been released.

  • Trumpington Meadows: hedgehog release centre

    Trumpington Meadows has become a hedgehog release centre in collaboration with Shepreth Hedgehog Hospital. MP Daniel Zeichner came along for the first release of rescued Nora

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