Protecting, Promoting & Regenerating

The Countryside Regeneration Trust protects, promotes, and regenerates our land and all life on it, by bringing people and properties together to make everyone a friend of the countryside.

With farmland wildlife in decline, small farms are struggling to survive, and the future of our wild spaces is in jeopardy, our work has become more important than ever.

The skylark has declined by 50% over the past 40 years across Europe.
The small blue butterfly has declined in the UK by 30% since the 1970s.
Hedgehog numbers have declined by more than half since 2000.

As a result of our regenerative farming and conservation initiatives, yellow hammer populations have increased by 25 % on Lark Rise Farm, Cambridgeshire.

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Be a Friend of the countryside.

Support The CRT

Nature Appeals

Thanks to your generous donations we are able to complete exciting conservation projects on our properties. Our current appeals support some of our big plans , from erecting towers for white storks, to extra food for birds over winter, to volunteer equipment, each one plays a vital role in the regeneration of the countryside.

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Author: Hayley Neal

Be a Friend of the CRT

Being a Friend of the CRT helps us to champion and fund the recovery of native UK farmland wildlife where it most counts - on the ground. From helping to supply our amazing volunteers with habitat management tools to educational walks and talks - join today be part of our success story.

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Author: Hayley Neal

Volunteer with the CRT

Would you like to help wildlife and do your bit to create a landscape bursting with life? To enjoy quiet time connecting with nature to benefit your wellbeing, or to get stuck into exciting conservation projects with a friendly team? To learn new skills or develop existing ones? Whatever motivates you to consider volunteering, we’d love to have you in our team.

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Author: Hayley Neal

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How you can help

Our work in numbers 

In 2022 the Countryside Regeneration Trust has achieved:

3,150+

hours of conservation work carried out by Volunteers

800+

hours of wildlife surveys by Wildlife Monitors

560+

people took part in walks or talks on our sites.

500+

children enjoyed outdoor learning with Mosaic.

Volunteer for the CRT

Would you like to help wildlife and do your bit to create a landscape bursting with life? To enjoy quiet time connecting with nature to benefit your wellbeing, or to get stuck into exciting conservation projects with a friendly team? To learn new skills or develop existing ones? Whatever motivates you to consider volunteering, we’d love to have you in our team.

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Author: Adam Warren

Online Talks

Join our series of free online talks led by experts; from native reptiles of the UK to wildflower meadows and hazel dormice. Talks take place online at 7pm on the first Wednesday of every month from February to April.

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Author: Hayley Neal

Get it from the horse's mouth

  • A flower meadow gift for Mother's Day

    This Mothering Sunday, give your loved one flowers with a twist; donate to help the CRT buy wildflower seeds to sow a meadow. Read more

  • Springing into life

    Nature is a great lifter of spirits, and never more so than at this time of year when we’re all straining to spot the signs that the worst of winter chills, endless rain and battering storms are behind us. Read more

  • Wet winter woes prove need for adaptability

    The extremes of weather are creating very real challenges for farmers this winter. Read about the impacts on Lark Rise Farm in Cambridgeshire. Read more

  • ELMs improvements welcome

    Updated Environmental Land Management Schemes show how essential it is that farming works for nature as well as food production. Read more