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.
Listen to the neighbourhood planning webinar
Wiltshire has an increased number of potential brownfield sites for housing
Help CPRE Wilts with an audit of brownfield sites to preserve greenfields
John Kirkman has been awarded by CPRE after 28 years of service
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Today is #WorldSoilDay!
Soil is the source of most life. But it's being depleted by intense agriculture, deforestation, industrialisation and extreme weather.
Sign our petition to increase hedgerows to help stabilise soils: https://takeaction.cpre.org.uk/page/85848/petition/
We benefit from the trees around us. But how well do you know your trees, especially in winter, when there are fewer leaves and fruit to give you clues? See our spotter’s guide to wintry trees and how to identify
them . . .
#walk #trees #CPREwiltshire
Trees are vital. As the biggest plants on the planet, they give us oxygen, store carbon, stabilise the soil and give life to the world's wildlife.
are giving free trees to schools and communities.
Find out more here . . .
Out on a walk in countryside or town, we often use trees either consciously or subconsciously to find our trail. But which tree is which? Deciduous tree Thinking face
Here’s our spotter’s guide to wintry trees and how to identify them
Where do conkers come from?
Conkers come from Horse Chestnut trees, they are the very essence of autumn. This tree can live for up to 300 years. Its conkers sit inside a spiky green shell, before falling to the ground in autumn.
There are some great things to look out for in our green spaces in December, for example, the robin!
Robins are found in gardens, parks and hedgerows. Their song is prominent at Christmas, as they're looking for a mate.
#robins #countryside #christmas #cpre #wiltshire
Whether you’re into walking, wildlife watching or ‘leaf-peeping’, #NationalTreeWeek🌳 is the perfect opportunity to look out for some of the many ancient oaks that grace England's forests.
https://www.wiltshiretimes.co.uk/news/19739215.cpre-want-wiltshire-council-adopt-brownfield-first-policy/ read our findings on brownfield sites in this week’s @wiltshiretimes
Until we see more than just brownfield first rhetoric from the government, our countryside and green spaces will face destruction.
We're calling on Boris Johnson and Michael Gove to introduce #brownfieldfirst planning legislation before it's too late!
November is a month to celebrate trees, kick up piles of leaves, collect pine cones and watch them open with indoor heat.
Find out more about connecting to nature here. . .
Historic woodland in Bradford on Avon to face the axe. The first recorded mention of the woodland is as far back as the 10th Century – when it was offered as reward to Leofwine, a huntsman of Anglo-Saxon King Æthelred II. https://www.wiltshiretimes.co.uk/news/19725614.upset-140-ash-trees-face-axe-ancient-becky-addy-wood/
‘It Was a Kind of Magic’ performing in this epic celebration of the music of #Queen and you can hear it tonight on @BBCRadio2 at 7pm. #sundaynightismusicnight
🚨 BREAKING: Despite space being available for 1.3 million new homes to be built on brownfield, housing developers are continuing to destroy green spaces.
This tragic waste is why we’re calling on the government to implement a #brownfieldfirst policy 👇
Another housing development gets the go ahead in #chippenham yet there has been a significant increase in brownfield sites in Wiltshire, CPRE research shows. @wiltscouncil we need to talk….@matthew_wilts @michelledonelan https://www.cprewiltshire.org.uk/news/exclusive-cpre-research-shows-brownfield-sites-increasing-but-wasted/
“Scrap strongly contested schemes such as the Stonehenge Tunnel” instead of miserable piecemeal upgrades to Leeds, writes Edmund Gray to @thetimes
Send "Scrap #StonehengeTunnel" letter to MPs now!
@friends_earth @CPREWilts @TransportActio2 @rescue_news
Exclusive CPRE research shows brownfield sites increasing but wasted - CPRE Wiltshire @BBCWiltshire @matthew_wilts @KarenJGardner @itvwestcountry https://www.cprewiltshire.org.uk/news/exclusive-cpre-research-shows-brownfield-sites-increasing-but-wasted/
Such a lovely message from @waitrose Salisbury! ‘CPRE Wiltshire the Countryside Charity are passionate and care about our environment and set out to make a positive impact in our local communities. We will not only raise awareness but collectively deliver real change’
'Beauty is around us everywhere' sings @CarlyPaoli in the stunning anthem 'A Time for Mercy' with a new video released at the halfway mark of #COP26Glasgow https://www.cprewiltshire.org.uk/news/a-song-for-mercy-for-our-planet-new-video-by-carly-paoli/ @BBCWiltshire @JohnBakerNewsW1 @KarenJGardner @DavidWooding
📺 Watch CPRE campaigner @maddyhhb on @BBCBreakfast calling for more action from UK government on hedgerows, peat & soils! ✊🙌💚 #40by50
Yew done it? We should be planting trees not killing them! https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10172339/Ancient-yew-tree-survived-two-world-wars-POISONED-tiny-village-suspect.html