Our projects are as varied as our landscape, but each of them shares a common purpose – conserving and enhancing the National Landscape. 

We work together with the National Landscape Partnership, local community groups and many other key organisations to support meaningful conservation and deliver core projects for the benefit of our National Landscape communities, wildlife biodiversity and cultural heritage.  

ROUTES - creative nature connection

A project to connect schools, families and communities with nature through a series of accessible and inclusive art experiences.

Saving Special Species

Eight conservation projects to support eight special species within East Devon – our elusive 8 – and bring benefits to many more.

Farming in Protected Landscapes

A funding programme open to farmers and land managers within a National Park or National Landscape in England, supporting nature recovery.

Pearl Bordered Fritillary Butterfly

The Colchester Declaration

Our committment to nature, delivering nature recovery, nature connectedness and species recovery projects in the East Devon National Landscape.

East Devon Catchment Partnership

A partnership working to promote a better understanding of the environment at a local level and deliver activities to help improve the conditions of our local water quality and environment.

East Devon Farmers Group

Working with farmers and land managers to develop collaboration and increase the standard and scale of conservation management throughout East Devon.

The Grey Long-eared Bat Project

The East Devon National Landscape Team and the Bat Conservation Trust are working together in both East Devon and West Dorset to help enhance wildflower meadows in these areas to benefit both bats and people.

Completed Projects

Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project

A five-year project with 18 partner organisations working together to secure a better future for the rare Greater Horseshoe Bat.

Environmental Land Management

A trial nature-recovery project in the Umborne Valley. Part of a national programme (ELMS).

Legacy to Landscape

A project involving communities in their local heritage and celebrating a valuable landscape within East Devon, based on a 1781 map of the Shute Estate.

Art on the East Devon Way

A programme of creative events, focused on engaging a diverse range of people with the route and the surrounding landscape through the medium of art.

Princes Trust Resilience Programme

Supporting family farm businesses and building more robust businesses, capable of success in a changing environment.

Tree to Sea

Contemporary art and artists, revisiting the work of local Victorian antiquarian Peter Orlando Hutchinson, who painted many well-known East Devon scenes.

Back to the Future

A cultural heritage project to preserve old film footage of vintage East Devon life, by converting films and images from various sources to digital format.


In the Footsteps

Peter Orlando Hutchinson (1819 -1897), resided in Sidmouth during the mid-1800s. He studied historical features of the landscape extensively.


A community project steeped in history, making all tithe maps for East Devon National Landscape parishes available for public use.

More to Explore

Our National Landscape Projects

We lead, partner and support projects that focus on a wide range of themes, including landscape and heritage, environmental quality and climate, biodiversity, recreation and tourism.

Outdoors & Active

Whether you prefer walking, cycling, running or playing, everyone feels happier and healthier when they spend time in nature being more active.

East Devon Way

Discover the hidden gems of East Devon and explore this much loved walking route that links 40 miles of public footpaths, trails and bridleways.