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What we do

We are CPRE, the countryside charity. We want a thriving, beautiful countryside for everyone.

Our vision

We’re working for a countryside that’s rich in nature, accessible to everyone and playing a crucial role in responding to the climate emergency.

With a local CPRE group in every county, we’re advocating nationwide for the kind of countryside we all aspire to: one with sustainable, healthy communities and available to more people than ever, including those who haven’t benefited before.

We stand for a countryside that enriches all of our lives, nourishing our wellbeing, and that we in turn nourish, protect and celebrate.

We’ve worked for almost a century to support and promote the countryside, and we’ll be doing this for generations to come. That’s why we call ourselves ‘the countryside charity’.

Our area

Our Area map

Map courtesy of Avon Gardens Trust

We work in the West of England, covering the counties of South Gloucestershire, Bristol, North Somerset, and Bath and North East Somerset (BANES)

What we do

We run a successful Hedgerow Heroes project, restoring and building hedgerows across the West of England. We are also involved in working with councils to preserve our green spaces; championing community renewable projects; and protecting the Greenbelt. Find out what we’ve been up to recently in our Newsletter.

Get involved

We welcome new members. If you join CPRE you are adding your voice in calling for more affordable homes in rural areas; taking action on nature’s recovery; supporting Renewable Energy and ensuring our green open spaces can be accessed by everyone. There are Member benefits like great discounts on visits to countryside attractions.

Join us!

If you are interested in becoming an active volunteer then put your name forward and come along and help us stage more events in rural areas or learn new skills like hedgelaying and planting. Meet the local team and get in touch if you would like to know more