We support

We want to work closely with other local and national associations, publications and campaigners who share our love of the countryside and our desire to protect the natural environment, so if we haven’t mentioned you or any forthcoming events you are organising, just get in touch. Links to some of our friends are included below.

We also want to encourage you to share your pictures, articles and opinions. See the Contact Us page for more details.

The National Trust

Founded in 1895, the trust is a charity working to preserve and protect places of historic interest or natural beauty “for ever, for everyone”.

The Chilterns AONB

One of more than 30 areas of outstanding natural beauty in England, the Chilterns AONB was designated in 1965 and is overseen by a 27-strong conservation board.

The Chiltern Society

With more than 7,000 members, the Chiltern Society is a charity dedicated to conserving, celebrating and caring for the Chilterns’ unique landscape.

Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust

Founded in 1959, one of 47 charitable wildlife trusts looking after hundreds of conservation areas across the country and working together to protect the wildlife and natural environment of the three counties.

Black Park Country Park

The spiritual home of The Beyonder – a picturesque 530-acre escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life adjacent to Pinewood Studios, managed by Buckinghamshire County Council.

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Langley Park and Friends of Langley Park

Adjoining Black Park is a historic grade II listed parkland with an arboretum, gardens and fine collection of rhododendrons.

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The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

Europe’s largest conservation charity, founded in 1889 and working to promote the protection of birds and the wider environment across the UK. It boasts more than a million members, 18,000 volunteers nd maintains 200 nature reserves.

Clean Up Britain

National campaign group founded by John Read with ambitious plans to inspire and enable communities and businesses to combat littering and other environmental issues.

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Keep Britain Tidy

Anti-litter charity dating from 1954 committed to cutting litter, ending waste and improving the natural environment.

Clean Highways

Peter Silverman’s campaign to force local councils and Highways England to comply with their statutory duty to keep their land free of litter and refuse.

Campaign to Protect Rural England

National campaigning charity fighting for a “beautiful and living” countryside.

The Woodland Trust

Conservation charity formed in 1972 and dedicated to protecting, planting and conserving native woodland in the UK.

Tiggywinkles

Pioneering wildlife hospital near Aylesbury open 24/7 for sick, injured and orphaned British wildlife, caring for thousands of animals every year.

Corvid Dawn

Wild bird rescue centre in Berkshire.

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Pete’s Walks

Pete Collins’ invaluable online journal of local walks he has undertaken over the past decade, which includes pictures, route ideas and some long-distance paths.

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The Quiet Garden Movement

Nurturing access to outdoor space for prayer and reflection in a variety of settings, with more than 300 such retreats worldwide.