Getting involved with and support the AONB

There are plenty of different ways that you can get involved with and support the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Visitor Giving

The Cotswolds Visitor Giving Scheme works with local tourism businesses to raise funds that go towards a range of important landscape and environmental projects across the Cotswolds to help conserve our natural beauty and ensure it can be enjoyed by future generations. Find out more...

Make a donation

The Cotswolds AONB is a living, breathing, working landscape that is under greater pressure than ever before. By making a donation, however small, you will be making a direct contribution to the AONB, helping us to conserve this beautiful and special area for generations to come.

All donations made to the Conservation Board will be spent within the AONB on projects that conserve the countryside, its nature and heritage.

To make a secure online donation using your credit card / debit card, please click on the Donate button and complete the details as requested. It's that simple!

If you would like to support the conservation and appreciation of this special landscape you can donate:


The Cotswold Voluntary Wardens were established in 1968 and have continued to grow into the 370 strong membership of today. Anyone can join, all you need is enthusiasm for the Cotswolds and a willingness to offer your time and skills to help keep the Cotswolds special. Find out more...

Rural Skills

Why not try your hand at learning a traditional skill or craft such as dry stone walling, hedgelaying, blacksmithing, woodland coppicing, thatching or Cotswold tile roofing? Visit to find out more details.

Education & learning

Our Cotswold Voluntary Wardens work with schools throughout the region to help children learn more bout countryside, nature and farming. As well as joining school assemblies, wardens can help organise a wide range of countryside-based learning activities. Find out more...