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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.

Stonehenge, Wiltshire
Stonehenge by Nina Briski, FreeImages

Sponsored Listings
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CoolStays in Wiltshire

A cosy countryside shepherd's hut, a treehouse, lodge, farm stays, inns and a country house all set in tranquil and beautiful locations.

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


    CPRE Wiltshire is recruiting for a part-time Marketing Project Officer.   JOB SPECIFICATION FOR MARKETING PROJECT OFFICER INTRODUCTION CPRE – The Countryside Charity, are initiating a Research Project into environmentally threatened areas within Wiltshire. The purpose of the project is to raise awareness and understanding of the work of CPRE in order to […]

  • Latest News from CPRE National Office

    The latest news bulletin from CPRE's National Office, covering the period from January to May 2019, can be read in the following download.   

  • Over-centralised government and lack of local democracy

    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 […]

  • Migrants at Morgan’s Hill

    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

    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

    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


    20 July 2018.   Please note that CPRE Wiltshire's office hours are changing; From Monday 6th August the office will be open from 9.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  It will be closed on Fridays.  

  • Top 5 species to look out for this month…

    The sun is shining and school holidays are almost here. What better way to spend your days than out and about in nature… Here’s our top 5 species to look out for this month. If you see them we want to know, please record your sightings on our website. Hummingbird hawkmoth Macroglossum stellatarum Understandably named

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  • Land Promotion - The Truth Disclosed

    CPRE briefing – How ‘land promoters’ exploit legal loopholes at the expense of communities and the countryside. This short briefing sheds some light onto how self-styled ‘land promoters’ make lucrative profits by exploiting the planning system and working against local wishes.At the Campaign to Protect Rural England we have long been aware that […]

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