National Countryside Week 2018

National Countryside Week 2018

National Countryside Week is The Prince’s Countryside Fund’s annual awareness week and in 2018 took place from Monday 30th July to Sunday 5th August. Every year the campaign aims to raise awareness and celebrate the values of the countryside. In previous years activity has included Walk a Country Mile and encouraging members of the public to pack a picnic in support of the countryside.

The campaign objectives are to:

  • Celebrate the countryside and the people who live and work there.
  • Highlight the importance of family farms and our rural communities.
  • Encourage people to get out and about and enjoy the countryside.
  • Promote the work of the Fund and the impact it has had on the lives of people who have benefited from its grant programme, emergency fund and projects.

Themes for this year’s campaign

This year the Fund focused on the importance of isolated rural communities, and the solutions to the challenges they face. You can read more about our research, the findings of which were published during National Countryside Week, here.

BBC Countryfile Live

We concluded the week with four days at the countryside spectacular BBC Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace. We were delighted that over 3000 people walked a Country Mile, raising nearly £1500 in support of the Fund!

Things to do during the week

Thank you to everyone who held fundraising activities for us during National Countryside Week!

If you would like to know more about National Countryside Week 2018 please contact Ellie Jesson by email or 020 7566 8792.

National Countryside Week 2019 will be from 29th July to 4th August 2019.