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South West England Countryside

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


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
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S.W. Countryside News

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  • Why should we care about insects? 15th June 2020
    87% of all plant species need animal pollination and most of this is delivered by insects. Around three-quarters of all crop types grown by humans need to be pollinated by insects. If we want to survive- we need insects!
  • Yet again World Oceans Day is a good news day for our seas! - Joan Edwards 8th June 2020
    Joan Edwards of The Wildlife Trusts reflects on being a member of the HPMA review panel and is calling for an ambitious delivery plan for Highly Protected Marine Areas within a year
  • A local legend 3rd June 2020
    Everyone at Devon Wildlife Trust was saddened to hear of the passing of Cyril Cole. Cyril has been a great friend of DWT for many years, a passionate advocate for wildlife and a real force for good.
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  • Beavers Build Back Better – but their future is not secure 15th May 2020
    Beavers create thriving ecosystems helping us to put nature firmly back on the road to recovery. The Wildlife Trusts are calling for a Beaver Strategy for England which would provide a roadmap to monitor how they can increase healthy and thriving beaver populations in catchments, agree management frameworks with stakeholders and monitor their benefits scientifically.
  • MSC fund to include Dorset project to protect threatened marine species 6th May 2020
    Grants totalling more than £650,000 have been awarded to fisheries and research projects around the world, working to protect oceans and safeguard seafood supplies (see full list below). Dorset has been included in fifteen fisheries and research projects around the world which will receive up to £50,000 each from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)’s Ocean […]
  • First barn owl chick hatches live on Dorset Wildlife Trust webcam 6th May 2020
    Yesterday evening (5th May) the first of five barn owl chicks hatched live on the Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) webcam. The remaining four eggs are expected to hatch any day now and over the bank holiday weekend.
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  • There’s Nothing Like Moth-ing 22nd June 2020
    Meg recently took over our Instagram for the weekend and has now written an exciting blog all about the wonders of moths. She became increasingly interested in these diverse creatures whilst studying an MSc in Applied Ecology at the University of Gloucestershire.
  • The good and the bad from the warm weather 11th June 2020
    The warm, dry weather during May has been both a help and a hindrance, says Sue Bradley, who has been busy with her watering can.
  • Connecting to nature for 30 Days Wild 5th June 2020
    Will talks about the importance that 30 Days Wild has this year coinciding with our coronavirus lockdown; there couldn’t be a better time for us to make the effort to connect with nature.
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