Naturenet: The Countryside Agency

The Countryside Agency

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The Countryside Agencyhe Countryside Agency no longer exists. It was succeeded on 2 October 2006 by Natural England. See our Natural EnglandPages marked with this symbol are exclusively written for Naturenet page for the current information on functions formerly undertaken by the Countryside Agency.

The Countryside Agency functioned from 1 April 1999 until 1 October 2006. Prior to 1999 it was partly known as the Countryside Commission. The Agency was a government-funded advisory and promotional body in England. It owned no land and managed no facilities. The Countryside Agency worked with other bodies, such as local authorities, landowners and other public agencies, to provide grants and advice to conserve the natural beauty of the landscape, promote rural economies and make the countryside more accessible for public enjoyment.

The Countryside Agency had special responsibility for designating National ParksPages marked with this symbol are exclusively written for Naturenet, and Areas of Outstanding Natural BeautyPages marked with this symbol are exclusively written for Naturenet, defining Heritage Coasts, and establishing long distance walks for walkers and riders. See the excellent National Trails website.

The Countryside Agency promoted the Country CodePages marked with this symbol are exclusively written for Naturenet, one of the first, and best known, attempts to painlessly integrate visitors into the countryside.

How to contact the Countryside Commission / countryside agency:

You can't contact either the Countryside Agency or the Countryside Commission. They don't exist. And we can't get messages to them either - as they are no more. So please stop sending them to us. The best you can hope for is to ask Natural EnglandPages marked with this symbol are exclusively written for Naturenet if they can help.