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.
Our new lottery club raises funds for our work and gives you 12 chances of winning for each ticket you buy
Covid-19 has renewed our appreciation of, and enthusiasm for, the countrysi
We are delighted to announce that we are able to offer funding to help restore historic signposts close to Hinkley C.
Reasons to be cheerful – 2020 Photo Competition – now judging
ICYMI: We’ve found that there is enough brownfield land for 1.3 million homes - enough to meet government housing targets for the next five years.
There is already enough land to build the homes we need – so why deregulate the planning system? https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2020/10/20/ministers-can-build-300000-homes-year-without-touching-greenfield/
Encouraging birds to your garden is a great way of controlling pests. Now is the perfect time to introduce some feeders, such as a bird table or a hanging feeder. #birds #birdlife #jointheregeneration
There are some amazing walks that take in breathtaking scenery in the Quantock Hills AONB, so why not regenerate yourself in the countryside by tackling one or more of them? https://www.quantockhills.com/downloadable-walks #walking #nature #jointheregeneration
Our Bright Blue Bag is here! We are ready to #RecycleMore
@MendipCouncil is the first district in #Somerset to roll out weekly #kerbside #plastic #recycling Good to know that our recycling rates will increase leading to less #pollution and #waste.
This is the wonderful @Quantockhills in #Somerset
#landscape #aonb @FrofQuantock
It is the time of year where there are lots of beautiful things to spot whilst out on your family walks. We have put together a few ideas for things to look out for, and this week's theme is "Winter Nuts And Berries". Can you spot these whilst you are out and about? #nature
"I have always loved walking in these hills. They are so vast that they should be a space for everyone to enjoy. I have walked up here for years, and I never tire of the view." #myspaceinnature #jointheregeneration #allotment #growyourown
This is a great read from @VVbrown
And a timely reminder that the countryside is for everyone! #BlackHistoryMonth
It's #ExmoorDay. What better excuse do we need to share one of our favourite photos, taken in @ExmoorNP ? Don't think he has read the signs........!
#nationalpark #landscape #photography #Somerset
Catcott Complex is a great space to watch migrating and wading birds. With bird hides that are accessible for wheelchairs you will see a fantastic range of species here. There are some lovely walks around the site, and plenty of great spots for a picnic. #jointheregeneration
This is the season where we start thinking about warming soups and stews, and this is not just down to the cold weather! British produce in season at the moment includes various root vegetables such as beetroots, carrots and leeks. #seasonal #organic #local #Food
The Countryside Code is a set of guidelines that help us enjoy the countryside responsibly. The government published a summarised version of it during Covid-19 as we all get used to more time outside. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-countryside-code/the-countryside-code
"Cycling through this lovely countryside... has refreshed and enlivened me in these difficult times... spotting the vivid Yellow Wagtails along reed-fringed ditches, coming here all the way from tropical Africa, a reminder of our unbreakable connection to the wider wilder world."
By joining CPRE Somerset you can help be part of the conversation and help to support our campaigns relating to the building of new roads that dissect the countryside. https://www.cpresomerset.org.uk/get-involved/become-a-member/
#environment #nature #conservation #jointheregeneration
Fly agaric is one of the most recognisable autumn mushrooms. 🍄
Its name comes from its historic use as natural pest control: fly-plagued peasants would sprinkle chunks of the mushroom into a bowl of milk to form a deadly trap for insects! #FungiFriday https://www.cpre.org.uk/discover/spot-some-weird-and-wonderful-fungi/
You can listen again to our @bbcsomerset interview about the issue of dog poo on nature reserves in the #MendipHills on BBC Sounds by clicking here 👉 http://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p08sry3m (1hr34mins45secs). Please help us protect the countryside and nature by taking your litter & dog poo home
We will be sending out weekly newsletters giving you information about the countryside in your area, and what you can do to help in its regeneration. Sign up here: https://cpre.pinkskydesign.com/Somerset
Big thanks to The Leveller @levellerlive for helping to promote our photo competition and to Andrew Lee for being one of our 3 judges. THANK YOU 😀
We have a winner!
Thanks to everyone who entered our Reasons To Be Cheerful #2020 #photography competition.
Congrats to Jeff Hutson of Crewkerne for his pic "Neighbourly Isolation"
Our judges chose Jeff's pic as it perfectly sums up the spirit of those early days of #lockdown
Victoria Ekpo is co-founder of FootSteps, a walking group for Black women and their friends.
Here, she reminisces about an eventful Lancashire walk and explains why it's so important to encourage more Black women to embrace the outdoors #BlackHistoryMonth