Campaign to Protect Rural England - Somerset

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We value the English countryside for its beauty, diversity and tranquillity. We want a countryside that is used and valued by everyone, and where people are in tune with the environment and aware of their impact on it.


We have continually campaigned to protect our most special and precious landscapes. We have made a huge difference over the years, particularly in establishing National Parks which many people now enjoy.

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Dark skies

Enjoying a view of the night sky with many stars is becoming rarer with increasing light pollution from poorly designed lighting. We are pressing for planning guidance to control lighting.

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Somerset patchwork landscape