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
Avon and Bristol
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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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/
Stop and listen.
Wind through the leaves, the chatter of birds, the crunch under foot. Woodlands are truly magical places 🌳
Join us as we walk and talk in the stillness and beauty of @NewForestNPA on Saturday 19 June
Last few spots remaining https://mindovermountains.org.uk/events-1/newforest2021
'Road verges covering 1.2% of Great Britain, an area the size of Dorset, could be used to grow wildflower meadows and create habitat for wildlife, an Exeter University study says.' Would you like to see road verges near you managed for nature? https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/26/end-mowing-of-road-verges-to-create-huge-wildlife-habitat-says-uk-study #NoMowMay
It’s great to hear David Worskett from @CPREAvonBristol talking about the anaerobic digester facility on @SomerValleyFM. If you missed it, you can listen again (scroll down to One Small Step, 10.00 Sat May 22 and fast forward to 14 minutes) here👇 https://www.somervalleyfm.co.uk/ondemand/latest-shows/
Peatlands are one of nature’s heroes. They lock up huge amounts of carbon, stabilising our climate. They're the UK's rainforest.
We urgently need to act to protect them on all fronts.
Here's our view on the govt's latest peat action plan #ClimateCrisis
We throw away 8bn plastic bottles every year - many end up littering our beaches, parks & streets
There's a simple answer: a deposit return scheme
Sign the petition to get ministers to stop dragging their feet on this👇
We're passionate about peatlands here @CPRE so we welcome the positive moves announced by the government today in their Peat and Tree Action Plan.
But hedgerows are missing, yet again!
Join us in fighting for these unsung climate heroes! https://www.cpre.org.uk/news/hedgerows-are-overlooked-in-new-government-action-plans/
Government in 2018: 'Sure, we'll introduce a #DepositReturn scheme (DRS)'
Government in 2021: *delays until at least 2024* 👀
Us right now: Let's make sure the government doesn't bottle it on DRS.
Sign the petition > https://takeaction.cpre.org.uk/page/80950/petition/1?ea.tracking.id=twitter
Watch and share 👇
Voluntary registration of land as a town or village green does not affect ownership but DOES secure strong protection from development #GrantAGreen @CPRE https://www.oss.org.uk/grant-a-green-campaign/
It's #MentalHealthAwareness week, so we're sharing the many benefits of the outdoors on mental wellbeing. Here's the positive impact of our wetlands! Did you know that 'research shows that visits to wetlands could be used to manage anxiety and depression?' https://www.cpre.org.uk/discover/when-a-blue-view-is-good-for-you/
There are over 1 million homes in England with planning permission that are yet to be built - yet pressure to allocate even more land continues unabated.
We need a ‘use it or lose it’ approach to force developers to build homes on land already allocated.
Over 50,000 of you have already joined us in calling for a reliable bus service for every community.
With #Elections2021 happening tomorrow, maybe now is an ideal time for politicians to commit to a reliable bus service for every community? 🤔 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-56827739
Paging @borisjohnson 👀Don’t hit the snooze button on a #DepositReturn Scheme!
We’re sending the PM a message in a bottle, signed by thousands of us, telling him to get a move on and implement an all-in DRS.
Will you add your name now? 👇https://takeaction.cpre.org.uk/page/80950/petition/1?ea.tracking.id=twitter
Thank you to the Bristol Mayoral candidates for their participation in our hustings event tonight.
Thanks also to our host Mohammed Saddiq and fellow organisers @avonwt, @ujimaBlackGreen, @upourstreet, @CPREAvonBristol, @Bristolfoodnet, @friends_earth, @sustrans & @XRBristol
Missed our Metro Mayoral hustings?
Catch up and find out how candidates intend to ensure a fast and fair response to the climate and ecological emergencies in the #westofengland
When access to nature is so vital for our wellbeing, it's unacceptable that deep inequalities in who has access to the countryside still exist.
That’s why we are working to make sure everyone has access to the countryside, so everyone can benefit 💚💚💚
The @CPRE is calling on the Government to use the forthcoming Planning Bill to strengthen planning protections for green space & prevent high levels of development in AONBs - which has gone up (land developed or earmarked) by 129% since 2012. #greenspaces https://inews.co.uk/news/environment/englands-highly-prized-countryside-areas-are-being-lost-to-reckless-development-say-campaigners-967536
In 2018 the government committed to introducing a #DepositReturn Scheme.
Three years later, a DRS has been delayed until at least 2024. We can’t let that happen.
Send a message in a bottle to @BorisJohnson: Don't dilute or delay a DRS!
Add your name 👇
As bluebells start to emerge in woodlands across the countryside, you may be wondering how to tell native bluebells apart from non-native Spanish bluebells.🧐
Here's how (🧵1/3)
27 April: 'Mayoral Hustings: Bristol’s response to the climate and ecological emergencies' with @bgreencapital @avonwt @ujimaBlackGreen @Bristolfoodnet @CPREAvonBristol @eastside_trust @Bristol_FOEarth @SustransSouth @XRBristol