The Countryside Alliance is a membership organisation, which was set up to champion country sports and the rural way of life.
Contact: Unit 30, The Old Woodyard, Hagley Hall, Hagley, Stourbridge. DY9 9LQ
Ph. +44 (0)1562 884051 | Fax +44 (0)1562 883725 | Visit our website
Countryside Recreation Network [Wales]
CRN is a network of agencies across the UK and Ireland with an interest in countryside recreation issues - the network disseminates information and research and highlights good practice relating to countryside recreation and tourism.
Contact: Emma Barratt - Network Manager, or Christine Heywood - Network Assistant, CRN, Dept of City and Regional Planning, Cardiff University, Glamorgan Building, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff. CF10 3WA
Ph. +44 (0)29 2087 4970 | Fax +44 (0)29 2087 4728 | e-mail | Visit our website
Country Landowners Association [CLA] [London]
CLA is the organisation which takes the voice of rural England and Wales to the heart of Government in the UK and Europe. Established in 1907, CLA is respected for its forward thinking in rural policy development, balancing relationships between countryside, enterprise, environmental stewardship and community. CLA has an unrivalled record in influencing successive UK Governments' policies across the spectrum of issues affecting rural life and in achieving legislative change to the benefit of its members. CLA promotes its members' case with local authorities, regional government and public agencies, and provides professional advice for members on legal, taxation, planning and land use issues via its regional and London offices.
Contact: 16 Belgrave Square, London. SW1X 8PQ
Ph. +44 (0)20 7235 0511 | Fax +44 (0)20 7235 4696 | e-mail | Visit our website
English Nature [Cambs.]
English Nature is the Government agency that champions the conservation of wildlife and natural features throughout England.
Contact: Enquiries Service, English Nature, Northminster House, Peterborough. PE1 1UA
Ph. +44 (0)1733 455101 | Fax +44 (0)1733 455103 | e-mail | Visit our website
National Association of Farmers Markets
Farmersí Markets are where farmers from a defined local area are present in person to sell their own produce, direct to the public. NAFM aims to be a central source of information to: promote Farmersí Markets, assist in forming new ones, define criteria and accredit Farmersí Markets and represent their interests.
Contact: Charlotte Bullock, South Vaults, Green Park Station, Bath. BA1 1JB
Ph. +44 (0)1225 787914 | Fax +44 (0)1225 460840 | e-mail | Visit our website
National Federation of Women's Institutes
The WI is the largest national charity for women with 250,000 memers and 8,000 local WIs round the country. Through our close community ties and wide-ranging activities the WI plays a unique role in enabling women to turn their interests into achievements and their concerns into campaigns.
Contact: Tracey Holt, Company Secretary, 104 New Kings Rd., London. SW6 4LY
Ph. +44 (0)20 7371 9300 | Fax +44 (0)20 7736 3652 | e-mail | Visit our website
If you have a passion for all things rural, then NFU Countryside is for you. We provide a monthly 80 page magazine, helplines and £25 discount on rural insurance's through NFUM.
Contact: James Godfrey, Agricultural House, Willie Snaith Road, Newmarket. CB8 7SN
Ph. +44 (0)1638 672100 | Fax +44 (0)1638 672101 | e-mail
Sussex Country Link [UK]
Country Link is a UK network of informal social groups for anyone interested in the countryside, but particularly for people who live or work in the rural community.
Contact: George Chamberlayne
Ph. +44 (0)7968 275421 | e-mail | Visit our website
Women's Food and Farming Union [Warks.]
The quality and variety of the food on our table, particularly British food, is a subject important to us all. Few however can be so directly concerned, both as producers and consumers, as members of the WFU. Founded in 1979, this voluntary organisation is committed to promoting an understanding and confidence in all aspects of quality British produce. The WFU believes that by representing the best interests of consumers and producers, both the health and the economy of the nation will benefit.
Contact: Helen Brown, WFU National Office, National Rural Enterprise Centre, National Agricultural Centre, Stoneleuigh Park, Warwickshire. CV8 2LZ
Ph. +44 (0)24 7669 3171 | Fax +44 (0)24 7669 3181 | e-mail | Visit our website
Youth Hostels Association (England & Wales) - YHA (E&W)
To help all, especially young people of limited means, to a greater knowledge, love and care of the countryside, particularly by providing hostels or other simple accommodation for them in their travels, and thus to promote their health, rest and education.
Contact: Robert Carruthers, Director of Membership & Fundraising, Trevelyan House, 8 St. Stephen's Hill, St. Albans, Herts. AL1 2DY
Ph. +44 (0)870 870 8808 | Fax +44 (0)1727 844126 | e-mail | Visit our website | About the YHA