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Discover the countryside of South West England on holiday or on your doorstep

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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.

Counties

Sponsored Listings

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...

S.W. Countryside News

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  • Planning to fail 15th October 2020
    Our CEO, Harry, reflects on the new planning reforms which could see our precious wildlife facing further threats
  • Finding time to bird watch on a family holiday can be a challenge 29th July 2020
    Freelance writer Dr Amanda Tuke gets a 'pass' from the family holiday to go birdwatching at Horsey Island. In this guest blog she describes why this is such a special place.
  • Higher protection for our seas! 30th June 2020
    Our seas are crucial, beautiful, but vulnerable. To ensure their future we need to secure the highest possible protection for them.
RSS Dorset WT News
  • Local artist helps raise funds for wildlife in Dorset 20th October 2020
    The Fine Foundation Wild Seas Centre at Kimmeridge is celebrating wildlife with an art exhibition by local artist and volunteer, Rosemary Edwards, who kindly raised vital funds for Dorset Wildlife Trust through the 2.6 fundraiser challenge earlier this year. Rosemary tells us why she wanted to help.
  • New marine species spotted at Kimmeridge 6th October 2020
    Dorset Wildlife Trust marine wardens have reported sightings of two species that are indicators of climate change at Kimmeridge in the last few weeks: the anemone shrimp and furrowed crab.
  • Free Will service returns for Dorset Wildlife Trust members 2nd September 2020
    This October, Dorset Wildlife Trust is once again offering its free Will writing service to its 25,000 members. The free Will service is for members wishing to make a simple Will or update an existing one. There is absolutely no obligation to leave a gift to Dorset Wildlife Trust for this service, but we would […]
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  • Planning reform – the good, the bad and the ugly 19th October 2020
    This job has given me renewed respect for certain professions. The noble role of the Planner is one of them. Planners get a bad press. But when development is in the right place, designed with quality in mind – and where the environment is seen as a benefit rather than something to manage – the […]
  • Laurie Lee Wildlife Way 5th October 2020
    Many people head for the Lake District, Snowdonia and the Yorkshire Dales to walk within awe-inspiring landscapes, but equally breath-taking views are ours to enjoy much closer to home. The Laurie Lee Wildlife Way lies close to Stroud but is a world away from the hustle and bustle of town life. This five-mile circular walking […]
  • The Accidental Conservationist 29th September 2020
    Amanda Lawrence lives, works and gets distracted by wildlife in the Slad Valley, near Stroud. She is a full-time glass artist and part-time wildlife surveyor and scrub basher, helping to run Stroud Wildlife Survey Group and volunteering for GWT with the Snows Farm group. She also serves as Housekeeper and Staff to two cats and […]
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