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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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S.W. Countryside News

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  • 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.
  • 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
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  • New report shows how we can all take Action for Insects in Dorset 9th July 2020
    The Wildlife Trusts have published a new report ‘Reversing the Decline of Insects’ which shows how people in every part of society, wherever they live, can take action to bring back declining insects.
  • Response to Britain’s ‘new deal’: Nature must be at the heart of the economic recovery 3rd July 2020
    Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) welcomes recent government announcements to invest in local nature conservation projects. However, there is deep concern about the threat to environmental regulations and massive spending on roads at a time when serious investment in nature could address the greatest emergencies of our time – climate change and nature loss – as […]
  • 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.
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  • The unseen threats to Meadow Clary 15th July 2020
    Gloucestershire is home to some marvellous meadows and Stuart Fawkes nature reserve is no exception. Alan Sumnall, Stroud Valleys Reserve Manager talks about a threatened species of flower at the reserve, Meadow Clary and how the changes of the modern world makes it difficult for plants like this to thrive.
  • Little Furry Slugs and Teenage Dirtbags 10th July 2020
    Pine martens have been in the Forest of Dean since September and have been doing extremely well, they've made the forest their new home. In today's blog Project Officer Josie shares the latest pine marten updates including news of the new arrivals.
  • Build, build, build! 6th July 2020
    Roger discusses how nature desperately needs help from the Government, findings from our Life After Lockdown survey and how we must build back better with nature.
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