Westland Countryside Stewards

Westland Countryside Stewards: an environmental conservation charity based in Cornwall

Photo of Trustees and charity Volunteers by the Kilkhampton Common Lectern

Reconnecting with local nature

Nature is sometimes taken for granted and undervalued. As a charity, we recognise the benefit that we all get through contact with the natural environment. Its positive impact on both our mental and physical health is potentially one of its greatest attributes. For this reason, we hope to reconnect people with this natural environment and ensure fairer access.

Westland Countryside Stewards (WCS) was set up with the aim of securing and managing land of environmental value in North Cornwall. Wherever possible, the aim is to make such land available for the benefit of the local community.

With the kind support from the following organisations…


Half term nature exploration on the Common 

The half term has ended but the weather remained warm and dry for our children’s nature events on Kilkhampton Common. Families walked and explored the many nature trails. With our bug hunting kit, we discovered an array of minibeasts such as slowworms, caterpillars, and insects. Around the wildlife ponds, we also found emerging dragonflies from their …

Half Term Children’s Nature Events

Reconnect with the family and local nature this half term with a range of free activities taking place on Kilkhampton Common. Children can explore the wildlife on their doorstep. All equipment will be provided. Bring a picnic! Meeting at Westland Countryside Stewards office car park, West Street, Kilkhampton, EX23 9QW. Parking available.