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The Countryside of Cambridgeshire

Discover the Countryside of Cambridgeshire on holiday or on your doorstep



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LNRs in Cambridgeshire
Extensive list of Local Nature Reserve designations with further pages for each site at Wikipedia.

Visit Cambridge & Beyond
With information on the countryside including Nature Reserves & Wild Places, Walking & Cycling and Parks & Green Spaces.

Cambridge Natural History Society
The Society is open to everyone interested in Natural History...

Cambs. & P'boro. CPRE
We speak up for the English countryside: to protect it from the threats it faces, and to shape its future for the better.

Wildlife Trust for Cambridgeshire
Explore Nature Reserves, Wildlife and the work of the Trust.

Cambridgeshire's NNRs
National Nature Reserves in Cambridgeshire at

Cambridgeshire Biodiversity Group
Seeks to ensure that important local habitats and species are protected, enhanced and sensitively managed...

Natural Cambridgeshire
A partnership of leaders from local businesses, authorities and nature conservation organisations...

Cambridge Conservation Forum
An active network of over 60 conservation-related member organisations and institutions...

Wicken Fen Nature Reserve
The National Trust's oldest nature reserve, and England's most famous fen...

Environmental Records Centre
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Environmental Records Centre.

Cambridgeshire Geological Society
Promotes interest in the geology of Cambridgeshire, the UK and worldwide.

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Barns, Cabins & Secret Gardens - CoolStays

Get back to nature or go off grid at a number of glorious locations and properties in Cambridgeshire. From glamping in a secret garden, a timber cabin in woodland to barns surrounded by acres of countryside.

Rural Retreats in Cambridgeshire

From affordable studio's to luxury 18th century cottages, barns and former dairies all perfect for the nature lover to enjoy the glorious countryside and wildlife of Cambridgeshire.

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

  • New Local Geological Site: The Great Fen
  • 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.

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