Donations given as part of National Countryside Week (and to The Prince's Countryside Fund at any time) will go towards countryside projects such as apprenticeships for budding hill farmers, training for young people to work in the rural economy, community transport schemes in isolated areas and educating school children about food production and the importance of the countryside.
If you would like to walk your own country mile you can find some great walking route ideas on The Prince's Country Fund website. Please don't forget about the countryside code! You can help to preserve our natural beauty by observing the code's simple points. Also, remember to tweet your pictures using hashtag #walkies to raise awareness amongst others and, if you wish, text PCF to 70300 to make a £3 donation to the fund.
Below are some of our favourite pics of rural Britain to inspire you....
|From www.telegraph.co.uk for National Countryside Week.|
|Grizedale, Lake District. Picture from wikipedia.org|
|Church Stretton and The Carding Mill Valley in Shropshire.|
|Taken by one of the bestinthecountry.co.uk team at Attingham Park, Shrops.|
|The Cotswolds, picture from costswoldwalks.com|
|Dartmoor Ponies. Picture from horseandcountry.tv|
|Snowdonia National Park. Picture from www.telegraph.co.uk|
|The beautiful Cairngorms in Scotland. Picture from fairwindshotel.com|