Natural England - South West

South West

The region covers Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.

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  • Steve Marston, Soils for Profit Project Manager © Soils for Profit Project / Natural England

    Spotlight on ‘Soils for Profit’ successes at project’s final event

    (23 April 2014) Natural England’s ‘Soils for Profit’ team recently joined up with many of the people who helped deliver the project in order to celebrate the initiative’s many achievements.


  • Bee orchid at Hardington NNR © Peter Wakely / Natural England

    Second group of NNRs is dedicated for public access

    (21 February 2014) Public access rights came into effect today over a further 13 of Natural England’s National Nature Reserves (NNRs)


  • Flooding at Shapwick Heath NNR © Peter Wakely / Natural England

    Somerset Levels and Moors floods

    (7 February 2014) Resolving the flooding problems currently affecting the Somerset Levels and Moors is a matter of the utmost priority and Natural England plays an important role in providing environmental advice to flood management and drainage authorities. We welcome the government’s recent funding announcement and will provide whatever support is necessary to help deliver the government’s twenty year Action Plan for the area.


  • NNR logo

    Dedicating our NNRs for public access

    (23 December 2013) On 27 December 2013 public access rights come into effect over six of Natural England’s National Nature Reserves (NNRs).


  • Shropshire ewe and twin lambs © Simon Hope/Natural England

    Ewe little beauty

    (11 December 2013) The outstanding breeding success of the flock of pedigree Shropshire sheep that graze Natural England’s Parsonage Down National Nature Reserve (NNR) in Wiltshire has been acknowledged by the Shropshire Sheep Breeders’ Association at this year’s Annual General Meeting.


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