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Welcome to the Countryside Council for Wales Please note - A new body, Natural Resources Wales has taken over all functions and services previously carried out by Countryside Council for Wales. While the Natural Resources Wales website continues to be developed, some online services will continue to be provided on this web site.

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Natural Resources Wales (NRW) website

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From 01 April 2013, Natural Resources Wales will take over the functions currently carried out by the Countryside Council for Wales and Forestry Commission Wales, the devolved functions of Environment Agency Wales and some functions that are currently carried out within the Welsh Government.

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Information for customers and stakeholders

Natural Resources Wales Information for customers and stakeholders-The following information is provided by Welsh Government and Natural Resources Wales...

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Natural Resources Wales-Draft Welsh Language Scheme

This draft Welsh Language Scheme describes how Natural Resources Wales (NRW) will treat the Welsh and English languages equally.

Mountain Biking, Mynydd Llangynidr, Powys

New map of Wales best outdoor recreation opportunities

Wales offers a huge range of places for you to enjoy the outdoors. Finding out about them used to mean hunting around online, via several websites, to find the best places to go. But not any more……..

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The Welsh View:

The Welsh View It's a batty business!
"For the fifth year on the trot, CCW was delighted to be involved in the Anglesey Woodland Festival Education Days, this year held at Plas Newydd..."

Ein Golygfa:

Ein Golygfa A Great Experience
" Here Lois Davies, one of this year’s gang, looks back on a busy summer in Meirionydd’s National Nature Reserve before returning to university to study Countryside Management..."

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Landscape & Wildlife

Habitats and species

Habitats & species
Our amazing native plant and animals, and more...

Gripping geology

Gripping geology
The very rock and soil of Wales has a story to tell...

Protecting our landscape

Protecting our landscape
The outstanding beauty of our small country requires care... 

Managing land and sea

Managing land and sea
A rich natural heritage requires very careful thought...