National Countryside Week 2017

National Countryside Week 2017

National Countryside Week is The Prince’s Countryside Fund’s annual awareness week and will take place from Monday 31st July to Sunday 6th 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 with a particular focus this year on supporting the family farm.
  • 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 continues its focus on the importance of the family farm. A specially commissioned report Who'd be a Farmer Today? has been published based on findings of a public opinion poll and survey of farm businesses.

We are also concluding the week with four-days at the countryside spectacular BBC Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace. Come and visit our stand on the Village Green or join us for a Country Mile in support of the Fund.

Things to do during the week

If you would like to know more about National Countryside Week 2017 please contact Helen Aldis by email or 020 7566 6659.