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Cotswolds National Landscape

The Cotswolds National Landscape is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, looked after by a small team working in partnership with a number of other organisations.

The team at the Cotswolds National Landscape is an independent statutory body that works with the following key purposes: to conserve and enhance the natural beauty of the Cotswolds; to increase understanding and enjoyment of its special qualities; and to foster the social and economic well-being of local communities.

It was established by Parliamentary Order in 2004 and has 37 members drawn from local authorities, parish councils, and appointments made by the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs. Our employee team is supported by 400+ voluntary wardens who work right across the Cotswolds.

Our team works with an underpinning principle that this landscape is for everyone, from all walks of life. We work to bring people and organisations together to find win-win solutions which conserve, enhance, and restore the landscape, and which serve the people who are here. We work hard, often in partnership, to find outcomes which offer the most positive benefits and the least negative impact. Together, we and those we work with aim to continue to create a place that is vibrant, unique, welcoming, and truly special – for people and for nature.

Our values

  • Welcoming – we are for everyone
  • Expert – we share our knowledge to add value to the work of others
  • Collaborative – we believe that great partnerships lead to better outcomes
  • Creative – we embrace, encourage, and nurture new ideas
  • Positive – we are excited about playing our part in building a greener future

Read our vision for the Cotswolds National Landscape here or watch the short film below