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…

Derek Gow Consultancy Logo Environment Agency Logo Cornwall Community Foundation Biffa Award Logo Big Lottery Fund Logo


Charity to attend Kilkhampton Village Fete and offer Guided Walk of Kilkhampton Common

Spring has certainly sprung and as summer approaches the common is alive with wildlife and the trees are once again in leaf. It’s an enjoyable place to visit at any time of year but when everything is flourishing and the weather is fine, the common is a natural haven to escape to. If you need …

Spring Water Vole Survey – volunteer and learn more about the life and habitat of ‘Ratty’

We are happy to announce that we will be running our Spring water vole field sign survey in the Bude catchment and invite you to volunteer. Surveying will run on Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd May from 9 am to 4 pm. The canal and river banks will be walked and the vegetation will be searched …