Dunsmore Living Landscape
Welcome to Dunsmore Living Landscape: a precious slice of countryside rich in wildlife and accessible to all. From the outskirts of Coventry and Leamington Spa over to the ancient Fosse Way, discover a wooded heartland bursting with life, linked by a network of hedgerows and meadows. Get up close to nature, immerse yourself in the past and find your own connection to the landscape.
Since 2017, the Dunsmore Living Landscape scheme, a Trust-led project has been working to restore important wildlife habitats in the areas lying between east Coventry, Rugby and north Leamington and reconnect people with these special places. We’ve restored over 15km of hedgerows, released 77 dormice as part of a 5 year programme, commissioned sculptures including a Straight-tusked elephant and calf, revamped the Discovery Centre at Coombe Abbey Park, installed new interpretation boards, improved footpaths and undertaken restoration work at the Lime Avenue and 29th Division Monument on the A45. We’ve run heritage skills training, wildlife identification training, family days, walks and talks and a woodland open day. And there’s still more to come!
To find out more, book on training courses and events, get involved as a partner or volunteer with us visit our website.
The National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) awarded over £1 million to the Dunsmore Living Landscape scheme. We would like to thank National Lottery players, our key partners and stakeholders, local landowners and communities for their enthusiastic support and contributions.
The partnership was absolutely thrilled with the success of our HLF funding application. Its been a tremendous boost for wildlife and people in this special area of ancient woodlands. This grant has brought new training opportunities to local people and enabled us to deliver a wide range of activities involving many people.Warwickshire Wildlife Trust