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South West Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
All the AONB's in South West England at the official England Tourism Site.

Explore South West England
Explore S.W. England and its counties at Visit England - the official tourism site.

South West | National Trust
Plan a day out exploring classic coastline, tropical gardens, iconic monuments and the great outdoors.

Top things to do in S.W. England - Lonely Planet
Discover the best top things to do in Southwest England including Stonehenge, Roman Baths, Lanhydrock.

West of England Nature Partnership
The West of England Nature Partnership (WENP) is a cross-sector partnership working to restore the natural environment in the West of England.

Biodiversity South West
The South West region has an abundance of fantastic wildlife and habitats. This website supports the work of our partnership and provides information for those who wish to get involved in protecting and enhancing biodiversity in the South West.

South West England -  Visit England
South West England is a beautiful coastal region that has some unique attractions, stunning places to visit and family days out.

Visit South West
The official Tourist Board site for South West England including: Bristol & Bath, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire & The Cotswolds, Isles of Scilly, Somerset &Wiltshire.


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Hideaways in the South West
Cosy Cottages and Rural Retreats throughout the counties in the South West of England. Choose from Hideaways in Dorset, Cornwall or The Cotswolds.

The Best of Exmoor
A small independent agency offering cottages in the magical Exmoor National Park, Somerset and Devon. On the coast with sea views, on farms in the Park...

Countryside News S.W.

  • Sue's allotment blog for April

    April is a great month to get into growing your own vegetables. Sue Bradley has some useful techniques for beginners.

  • Covid-19 update - 27th March

    Latest update on Somerset Wildlife Trust's response to coronavirus

  • Dorset Wildlife Trust urges visitors to follow advice on using nature reserves during Covid-19 lockdown

    Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) is advising anyone planning to visit one of its 42 nature reserves in Dorset to adhere to the government guidance for social distancing and to only use these sites as part of their daily exercise allowance. If the site is busy, we are asking visitors to return at a quieter time or postpone their visit completely.

  • A time to eat local and support Cornish fishermen

    Amid the chaos created by the coronavirus pandemic, Cornwall Wildlife Trust is encouraging the public to remember their local fishermen and to buy local sustainable seafood.

  • Dorset Wildlife Trust update on Covid-19

    Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) update on using nature reserves, cancelled events and activities and our #dorsetwildlifewindow campaign to support the wider community during Covid-19.

  • COVID-19 Update

    By now we are all aware of the severity of Coronavirus and the impact it will have on our lives in the coming weeks and months. We wanted to let you know how we’re dealing with it at Somerset Wildlife Trust.

  • UK’s first ‘super’ National Nature Reserve created on Purbeck Heaths

    • Seven landowners join forces to create largest lowland heath National Nature Reserve – National Trust, Natural England, RSPB, Forestry England, Rempstone Estate, Dorset Wildilfe Trust and Amphibian & Reptile Conservation • New super NNR gives greater protection for wildlife in an area similar in size to Blackpool • Landscape-scale conservation to […]

  • Wildlife Open Gardens to feature Summer Safari

    Cornwall Wildlife Trust begin their Open Gardens season this April, showcasing stunning wildlife gardens across the county in aid of their work to protect Cornwall’s wildlife and wild places. Expect to find hidden gems and delicious cake at a range of gardens, including an exciting new experience.

  • £15,000 Donation secured for conservation traineeship

    Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) is delighted to receive a donation from Winfrith Newburgh & East Knighton (WN&EK) Parish Council of over £15,000 towards DWT’s Heathland Heritage Traineeship.

  • Become a Citizen Scientist for Cornwall’s Dolphins

    Following the past success of the South West Bottlenose Dolphin Consortium in collating the evidence to prove that we have a resident pod of bottlenose dolphins around Cornwall, scientists from the University of Plymouth are now helping to take the research forward in 2020 and are calling on the public to help by sending in their records of these incredible animals.

  • Badgers in Avon given a reprieve after Government announce the phasing out of culling

    Badger culling is set to phase out the next five years as the Government sets out a new phase of their strategy to tackle bovine TB – a disease which causes devastation to farmers and their livelihoods.

  • River Otter Beaver Trial news

    On Valentines Day 2020, while couples across the country were celebrating the passing of another year together, something momentous quietly happened in east Devon. The five year River Otter Beaver Trial – the only legally wild population of these animals in England - came to a conclusion.

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