6 episodes

This podcast series from CPRE, the countryside charity, brings you inspiring stories from the great English countryside, and the work we do to promote, enhance and protect our valued green spaces. We'll be exploring a whole range of countryside issues, talking about ways you can get involved, and helping you discover the health and wellbeing benefits of spending time in nature.

The Countryside Voices podcast CPRE, the countryside charity

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This podcast series from CPRE, the countryside charity, brings you inspiring stories from the great English countryside, and the work we do to promote, enhance and protect our valued green spaces. We'll be exploring a whole range of countryside issues, talking about ways you can get involved, and helping you discover the health and wellbeing benefits of spending time in nature.

    The Right to Roam

    The Right to Roam

    Welcome to episode 6 of the Countryside Voices podcast!

    In this episode we're looking at rights - our rights to access the English countryside.

    Why do we only have a right to roam over a tiny percentage of our country, and what needs to happen to expand these rights?

    We also look at the government's controversial proposals to criminalise trespass, and how that could affect access to the countryside.

    Joining our host, Jamie Wyver, is campaigner and author of Who Owns England?, Guy Shrubsole, and CPRE campaigner Emma Marrington.
    Support the show (https://donate.cpre.org.uk/page/60073/action/1?ea.tracking.id=podcast)

    • 23 min
    What even is the planning system, anyway?

    What even is the planning system, anyway?

    Welcome to episode 5 of the Countryside Voices podcast!

    In this episode, we're talking about something that affects all of us: the planning system. 

    What is it, and why does it matter? First, we take a look at the history, then the power that planning process gives us as citizens to shape our local area and safeguard nature, and finally, the serious threat posed by the government's damaging proposals to deregulate the planning system.

    Our host Jamie Wyver is joined by Hugh Ellis, director of policy at the Town and Country Planning Association, Madeleine Gohin, planning officer at CPRE,  and Naomi Luhde-Thompson, chief planner at Friends of the Earth.
    Support the show (https://donate.cpre.org.uk/page/60073/action/1?ea.tracking.id=podcast)

    • 27 min
    Countryside Wellbeing

    Countryside Wellbeing

    Welcome to episode 4 of the Countryside Voices podcast! 

    In this episode, we talk about the health and wellbeing benefits of spending time in the countryside and nature. It's well-established that spending time in nature is good for us, but is all time spent in nature equal, or does it matter what we do while we're in nature? 

    And how can we make sure more people can experience these benefits?

    We explore these fascinating questions with Professor Jules Pretty from the University of Essex, poet, writer and artist Dr Sheree Mack, and CPRE's Campaigns Manager Maddy Haughton-Boakes, hosted by Jamie Wyver.
    Support the show (https://donate.cpre.org.uk/page/60073/action/1?ea.tracking.id=podcast)

    • 24 min
    A Night in Nature

    A Night in Nature

    Welcome to episode 3 of the Countryside Voices podcast! 

    In this episode, we talk about getting children out in nature, why their first experience of nature is vital to building a lasting connection to the countryside, and how we can break down the barriers they face so more young people than ever have the opportunity to experience our most iconic countryside.

    Our host Jamie Wyver is joined by young environmentalist and campaigner Dr Mya-Rose Craig, Iesha Small, head of strategy and policy at Youth Hostel Association, and Mark Robinson, a campaigner at CPRE.
    Support the show (https://donate.cpre.org.uk/page/60073/action/1?ea.tracking.id=podcast)

    • 22 min
    Regeneration

    Regeneration

    We’re back with the second episode of the Countryside Voices podcast! 

    This time we explore the experience of rural communities during lockdown, and how these might help regenerate the countryside in the future.
    We discuss the lockdown and its aftermath with Simon Murray, the new chair of CPRE, and Leicestershire farmer Donya Donger. We find out what they think needs to happen next to help rural businesses and communities thrive as we emerge from the pandemic.

    If you enjoy the show, check out our work at www.cpre.org.uk
    Support the show (https://donate.cpre.org.uk/page/60073/action/1?ea.tracking.id=podcast)

    • 25 min
    Counting stars

    Counting stars

    Welcome to the first episode of the brand new Countryside Voices Podcast, from CPRE, the countryside charity.

    A beautiful starry sky is one of the magical sights the countryside can offer. But light pollution stops many of us from seeing the stars, and it also has a big impact on wildlife.

    We talk with Emma Marrington, CPRE's starry sky expert, about the results from our annual Star Count and can be done to reclaim our dark skies.

    We also explore the fascinating world of bats, with Joanna Ferguson from the Bat Conservation Trust.

    If you enjoy the show, check out our work at www.cpre.org.uk.
    Support the show (https://donate.cpre.org.uk/page/60073/action/1?ea.tracking.id=podcast)

    • 26 min

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