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Love  your landscape

Love your landscape

2017 'Love your Landscape' Calendar for sale In 2016, we celebrated our 25th Anniversary.  To commemorate this milestone we ran a photo competition inviting participants to take a photo showing why they 'loved the landscape' of the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage...

Flooding and Land Management

Flooding and Land Management

The devastating floods in Cumbria and the North West have been awful to watch and, as an area prone to flooding we can empathise strongly with the local residents and businesses so badly affected. The media reports often only give part of the picture. So what causes...

Continuous Cover

Continuous Cover

Work began in Sutton Wood alongside the River Severn East of Coalport this week working with contractor NW Tree Services. The work involves thinning through felling a number of ash, sweet chestnut and conifers to create a woodland of trees of mixed sizes under...

Make hay whilst the sun might shine

This summer has been really challenging for farmers and land managers due to the weather being so changeable. We have managed to cut, dry (after turning it 4 times instead of the usual 2) and bale Ropewalk and Wilderness Meadows and have now started on Crackshall (see...

The National Lottery Heritage Fund

The National Lottery Heritage Fund

We are delighted to have received a grant of £10,000 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund  which will go towards repairing and replacing the access infrastructure of steps and boardwalks that we are responsible for throughout the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage...

Thank you to our Volunteers!

Thank you to our Volunteers!

Today marks the start of Volunteers' Week.  We can't celebrate quite the same this year, but we still want to say a huge thank you for the great work that our volunteers do. Over 3,000 volunteer hours have been given in the last 12 months.  The Volunteer Programme has...

Wildflower I D

Wildflower I D

Sadly nearly all of Britain's wildflower meadows have disappeared as farming practices have changed and towns and villages have expanded, swallowing up many old flower rich meadows.  As a conservation charity, Severn Gorge Countryside Trust has worked hard to maintain...

New videos of our sites

New videos of our sites

During the lockdown period, staff have been carrying out necessary health and safety checks on our sites, but it has also given them the opportunity to take some videos to explain more about the ecology, geology and archaeology of the landscape.  We are gradually...

Outdoor Learning Programme Cancelled

Outdoor Learning Programme Cancelled

With the unprecedented coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, we are all in a very challenging and uncertain time. The health and safety of our staff, volunteers and the greater community is paramount and in light of current Government advice that there will...