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Wiltshire & Swindon Biological Records
WSBRC is the county’s local environmental records centre.

Recreation at Wiltshire Council
Includes Countryside, Rights of Way, Walking Groups, Open Spaces, Parks...

Visit Wiltshire
Official Wiltshire Tourist Information. 

Walking Britain - Wiltshire
Wiltshire walks to view, download or print for free.

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust
With 38 Nature Reserves, wildlife events & volunteering opportunities, Wiltshire’s biggest conservation charity.

North Wessex Downs
A unique and spectacular landscape that includes tranquil open downland, ancient woodland and chalk streams...

Wiltshire Walks
Wiltshire walks to download and print free from Walking in England.

Wiltshire Ramblers
Wiltshire Area of the Ramblers. Includes links to group walking programmes.

Wilts & Berks Canal Trust
Walks and information about the canal.

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Rural Retreats in Wiltshire

Converted barns, enchanting detached thatched cottages and country houses set in acres of private land in an Area of Outstanding Beauty.

Latest News

RSS Blog – Wiltshire & Swindon Biological Records Centre
  • Migrants at Morgan’s Hill 14th September 2018
    The misty mornings have started and autumn is setting in. This spells exciting times for any birders as the autumn migrations are starting, as our bird Recorder Nick Adams found out at Morgan’s Hill nature reserve this morning. Morgan’s Hill nature reserve, near Calne, is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) due to its […]
  • Marsh Fritillary butterflies making a come back 3rd August 2018
    1991 was the last time a Marsh Fritillary (Euphydryas aurinia) was spotted at WWT’s Jones’s Mill nature reserve in Pewsey. Their return signals great things for the reserve and is a credit to the reserve staff and volunteers who work hard to maintain it. The Marsh Fritillary is a threatened species, not just in the […]
  • The Big Butterfly Count 2018 20th July 2018
    Butterfly Conservation has launched it’s Big Butterfly Count for 2018, running from the 20th July to the 12th August. All you need to do is head out into your garden and spend 15 minutes recording all the butterflies you find. You can get a handy guide and ID chart on the Big Butterfly Count website […]
RSS News – CPRE Wiltshire – CPRE Wiltshire
  • A Green Infrastructure Strategy for Wiltshire 1st March 2020
    Wiltshire Council has recently appointed Chris Blandford Associates (CBA) to help develop a Green Infrastructure Strategy for Wiltshire.  As Green Infrastructure is a cross-cutting issue, the Strategy will need to be shaped by engaging with a range of organisations and professions reflecting a broad range of agendas – including economic growth, development and regeneration; low […]
  • Over-centralised government and lack of local democracy 29th January 2019
    Simon Jenkins struck a chord recently when he wrote about an over-centralised system of government which is resulting in a lack of local democracy. We are seeing this increasingly in Wiltshire as campaigners battle to save local bus services, childrens’ activity centres, special schools and a household recycling centre.  The increasing demands of social services […]
  • The Secrets of Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) - Updated 10th February 2017
    How many people know about Devolution and Local Economic Partnerships, or LEPs as they are called? Devolution – devolving power and money to local areas sounds good but then the question arises about how?  It seems that devolution is mainly to elected mayors, larger councils and LEPs. Local District Councils gave way to a unitary […]
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