We’re passionate about making the countryside a better place for everyone to live, work and enjoy.
We want to connect people to the countryside, wherever they live.
Love the countryside? Want to help us make it even better? Find out how.
Want to know about things to see and do in the countryside near you? We can help.
Artwork from our free Starry Skies workshops for children during Star Count
Some great facts about light pollution and how you can help
How to get started with astrophotography
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Light pollution affects animal and plant life all over the world
The quality of our lives is being diminished by light pollution
We have put together some things to find in the night sky for beginners.
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The time for watching has passed. It’s time to act. Because we all know where climate change ends if we don't.
Share this film, voiced by @ChrisGPackham, to show that you want a healthier, greener, fairer world. Join #TheFightThatUnites http://greatbiggreenweek.com
After more than a year of dogged campaigning by @CPRE & our network, supporters & coalition colleagues, this is *mighty* good news to wake up to on a Saturday! Let's create a planning system that puts people, nature & climate at its heart. GO TEAM 💚🙌 https://twitter.com/thetimes/status/1436578015459397634
Good number of Small Copper butterfly’s today. #iPhone12ProMax #nature #Butterflies #wildlife #iPhonephotography @Birder_Griffon @CPREAvonBristol @camelbirder @NIAbbot @WildPortishead @savebutterflies @ForestryEngland
A year ago, the government published its blueprint for the biggest shake-up of the planning system since the Second World War.
Their proposals still threaten local democracy, green spaces and affordable housing.
But where are we, one year on? Find out 👇 https://www.cpre.org.uk/opinions/planning-for-the-future-the-white-paper-one-year-on/
It's at this time of the year that a visit to the countryside can really bear fruit 😅
From elders to sloes, check out our guide to the tasty summer fruit treats you might be able to find on your next countryside walk 😋😋 https://www.cpre.org.uk/discover/focused-foraging/
This is so beautiful
'Hedgerows are sorely overlooked for storing carbon in their shoots, roots, leaf litter and other organic matter in the soil'
We need to plant thousands of miles of hedgerows to tackle the climate crisis and provide a home for nature. Let's get to it!
Simpler days when money was raised by selling badges. 1970s. And @ClevedonPierG1 WAS saved. #fundraising #fundraiser @facesofclevedon @DiscovClevedon @ARALearning @CPREAvonBristol @WCPRailway @CArchives @ArchiveHashtag @SeasideFerry @OnePlaceStudies @KYPNorthSom @LostHeritages
Bridleways, public footpaths, byways and permissive footpaths...😖
Ever felt confused by the different path and rights of way you encounter in the countryside?
Well we've got the guide for you 👇 👇 https://www.cpre.org.uk/discover/permissive-to-public-know-your-pathways/
🛑REVEALED: The #DirtyDozen fuelling UKs packaging pollution crisis🛑
Our Brand Audit exposes 12 companies responsible for 65% of branded packaging pollution, including serial offenders @CocaCola & @PepsiCo.
Let's call out the #DirtyDozen!
READ, SHARE & TAG THE OFFENDERS
We’ve lost half our hedgerows since 1945, but we can turn that around.
I’m joining @CPRE in calling on the government to plant and restore 1000s of miles of hedgerows every year, starting now. Add your name. #40by50 https://takeaction.cpre.org.uk/page/85848/petition/1?locale=en-GB&en_chan=tw&ea.tracking.id=twitter-share&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_content=2021%20Hedgerow%20Petition&en_ref=180122640
Our countryside is about more than being outdoors in nature - it gives us community and belonging.
That's why we asked you to show us what a week in the countryside is like for you.
We’ve put all these moments together to celebrate your rural stories.
Watch and share 👇👇
Article on saving Ashton Vale Green belt from being built over is in the top three most read on @bristol247 - take a read & get involved. You have until 11 August if you want to comment on the plans here
How do you feel about building on Bristol's green spaces? Do you think they are essential to our health and wellbeing, and to mitigate flooding and climate change? Whatever your view, you can have your say https://pa.bristol.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=makeComment&keyVal=QUDIB0DNHQK00 @SaveAVGreenbelt
Hedgerows are the unsung heroes of the countryside in reducing carbon. We’re supporting @CPRE in calling on the government to set a target to increase the hedgerow network by 40% by 2050. Share your support by signing the petition: http://ow.ly/tFP450FAUEx
We've lost half our hedgerows since 1945, intensifying nature's decline and hindering the fight against climate change.
But we can turn this around.
Tell the government to start planting and restoring 1000s of miles of hedgerows every year #40by50 >> https://takeaction.cpre.org.uk/page/85848/petition/1?ea.tracking.id=twitter
Plans have been submitted to build more than 500 homes on green belt land in Ashton Vale, South Bristol (pics below).
SAVE want to protect the green belt for all: https://save-21.co.uk/
Comments on the plans can be submitted until the 4th of August: https://pa.bristol.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=makeComment&keyVal=QUDIB0DNHQK00
If you love the countryside, have you considered joining CPRE, The countryside charity, as Regional Chair in South West England? It’s a great opportunity to further your skills and experience in collaboration and leadership. Find out more here. https://volunteer.cpre.org.uk/opportunities/19130-regional-chair-south-west-2021-06-16 #volunteer
THREAD: Today we publish our six tests for the government’s planning proposals in collaboration with 21 other organisations!
We will use these six tests to scrutinise how the government reacts to its recent planning consultation, which received over 44,000 responses 1/3
Keynsham's local community are concerned by threat of industrial scale anaerobic digester proposed on #GreenBelt. Find out why we think they're right to be concerned, and why we don't think this is the way out of #climatecrisis @help_poke_group @billbailey https://bit.ly/3Aldo8q