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It was with great sadness that the Countryside Regeneration Trust learned of the passing of our co-founder, Robin Page. Without his unyielding passion for the natural world, the CRT would not be championing biodiversity alongside farming, 30 years after our creation.

By establishing the CRT alongside the late artist and conservationist Gordon Beningfield, Robin was very much a man ahead of his time. His forthright views on conservation pushed this important subject into the limelight, and by writing about his beliefs in publications such as the Daily Telegraph he was able to engage the power of like-minded individuals to launch this charity. For these efforts and foresight, we are hugely grateful.

Many of the CRT’s staff have worked closely with Robin and are now reflecting on memories of a brilliant man. In recent times he was no longer involved in our operations, but ​we are determined to continue what he started. We hope this organisation will stand as a living and adaptable legacy to his lifelong belief that the natural world needs both a warrior and a guardian to ensure its future in an increasingly uncertain world. 

We intend to honour Robin’s lifelong devotion to the cause with a lasting memorial. We will take time to consider the most appropriate way of doing this. For all of us who knew Robin or were inspired by his passion for the natural world, this is a moment to pause for thought before redoubling our collective efforts to stand up for the countryside.

Robin, thank you for everything you did to protect the countryside.

Please use this page to share your thoughts, memories, and photos of Robin.

We understand that some of our supporters may wish to pay tribute to Robin by making a donation to the CRT and this can be done by our Tribute Fund.