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Natural England (formerly the Countryside Agency)

Find information on the Countryside Code, including educational resources for teachers and group leaders, details of the new right of access to Access Land (the 'right to roam'), and much more.

Read about the work of Natural England, the statutory champion and watchdog working to improve the quality of life of people in the countryside and to enhance the quality of the countryside for all.  Discover how its employees work for people, places and nature to enhance biodiversity, landscapes and wildlife in rural, urban, coastal and marine areas.  Learn about Natural England's role in promoting countryside access, recreation and public well-being, and contributions to the sustainable management of natural resources.


Visit the Natural England website (external website)



The Yorkshire Wolds Way - official site

Read about the Yorkshire Wolds Way which winds through some of the most tranquil and gentle countryside in England:


Visit the National Trail website (external website)



The Trans-Pennine Trail

Learn about the Trans Pennine Trail (TPT), an exciting route for walkers, cyclists and horseriders which links the North and Irish seas:

Visit the Transpennine Trail website (external website)



British Horse Society (BHS)

Read about how the BHS charity promotes the health of horses and a greater provision of bridleways for use by riders.


Visit the British Horse Society website (external website)



The Ramblers' Association - the largest charity for walkers

Find details of the East Yorkshire and Derwent Area Ramblers (they include groups based in Beverley, Driffield, Howden and Goole, Hull and Holderness, and Pocklington).


Visit the Ramblers' Association website (external website)



British Trust for Conservation Volunteers (BTCV)

Learn how to get involved in practical conservation projects near you!  BTCV's members specialise in bringing about positive environmental change.


Visit NatureNet website (external website)


The Local Long Distance Walkers' Association

Enter this local website for details of long distance walks (between 12 and 20 miles) divided into 'social' and 'challenge' walks.


Visit the East Yorkshire LDWA website (external website)




Read about the work of DEFRA (the Government Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) on this website.  DEFRA's role is to make the countryside accessible, 

attractive and well-managed, and to enhance the landscape and conservation values of the countryside.  The Department's employees prepare legislation such as the CROW Act and devise regulations and circulars to assist local authorities (councils).


Visit the DEFRA website (external website)



Environment Agency

Learn about the leading public body which protects and improves the environment (particularly the water environment of England):

Visit the Environment Agency website (GOV.UK - external website)



Forestry Commission

Learn about the role of the Government-sponsored body responsible for forestry policy in Great Britain.  The Commission exists to protect and expand Britain's forests and woodlands.  Its employees provide advice to private woodland owners, and open up publicly-owned woods for cycling, horseriding and walking.  


Visit the Forestry Commission website (GOV.UK - external website)



National Trust


Discover how the Trust is preserving and protecting the coastline, countryside and historic houses of England, Northern Ireland and Wales.


Visit the National Trust website (external website)


Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)

Read about two reserves in the East Riding of Yorkshire (Bempton Cliffs and Blacktoft Sands) and family R.S.P.B. events.  The Charity's work is designed to secure a healthy environment for birds and wildlife, thus helping to create a better world for us all. 


Visit the RSPB website (external website)



The Fieldfare Trust

Find out about the Fieldfare Trust and its work to make the countryside more accessible and enjoyable for people with disabilities.  The Trust can offer a comprehensive advisory service, and practical help such as Disability Awareness Training and a countryside access audit service.


Visit the Fieldfare website (ww.fieldfare.org.uk



Woodland Trust

Learn about the UK's leading charity dedicated to the protection of our native woodland.  The charity supports community access to those woods which it owns. 


Visit the Woodland Trust website (external website)



Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

Read about the voluntary charitable organisation which cares for Yorkshire's natural landscape and wild species.


Visit the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust website (external website)


The Wolds and Riverbank Countryside Society (WARCS)

Discover WARCS, an East Yorkshire group whose members work to protect and maintain the local landscape.


Visit the Wolds and Riverbank Countryside Society website (external website)



The East Yorkshire Chalk Rivers Trust

Learn about this local organisation which works with others to protect and enhance important chalk river habitats in East Yorkshire.  Group members aim to raise awareness of chalk rivers.


Visit the East Yorkshire Rivers Trust website (external website)



Walking In Yorkshire

A local website bringing together the various walks from around the wider Yorkshire area.


Visit the Walking in Yorkshire website (external website)



Get impartial journey planning information for all public transport services - buses, coaches, trains and trams - in Yorkshire.


Visit the Yorkshire Travel website (external website)

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