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  • Forest of Bowland AONB - Sense of Place Toolkit and Workshops

    Countryscape worked with the Forest of Bowland AONB to develop a ‘Sense of Place Toolkit’ for local businesses. The aim of the toolkit is to help businesses understand the special qualities of the AONB and to use these qualities in order to develop and promote their own product – as...

  • Forest of Bowland AONB - Brand Development

    Countryscape has worked closely with the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in developing the organisation’s brand identity. The brand was initially reviewed and refined as part of the AONB’s communications strategy. Countryscape has since...

  • Forest of Bowland AONB - Management Plan

    Countryscape carried out a statutory review and update of the AONB management plan for the period 2009-2014, undertaken in partnership with Alison Farmer Associates. This work involved:

    • Design and facilitation of 11 workshops with local residents, community groups,...
  • National Trust - Dunham Massey

    Dunham Massey is a magnificent, Georgian house set within a 300-acre deer park and home to the largest 'winter garden' in Britain. Countryscape has worked with the team at Dunham Massey since 2009, providing a range of signage, interpretation and publications to help visitors get the...

  • Red Rose Forest - The Meadows Interpretation

    Countryscape worked with Red Rose Forest (RRF) to create a richly illustrated interpretive display for The Meadows: a public green space on the banks of the River Irwell in Salford.

    The site itself had, until recently, been under-used by both the local community and students/...

  • National Trust - Lyme Park

    Lyme Park is one of the National Trust's flagship estates in the North of England, comprising an extensive deer park and country house (famous for being the backdrop to the film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice). Countryscape has provided a wide range of services to Lyme Park with the...

  • Forest of Bowland AONB - Landscape Stories

    Countryscape created a range of interpretive materials for the Landscape Stories project: a two-year local heritage programme, which aimed to “peel back the layers of history” and encourage both local communities and visitors to better understand and celebrate the Forest of Bowland...

  • Red Rose Forest - Annual Report (2010-2011)

    Countryscape were again contracted by Red Rose Forest (RRF) to produce the organisation’s Annual Report for the period 2010-2011. This work involved developing a new design and layout for the document, based more closely on the styles used by contemporary newspapers and magazines. The...

  • Natural England - Countryside Quality Counts

    Countryside Quality Counts (CQC) was a project to develop a national indicator of how the countryside is changing. It was funded by Natural England (and its predecessor agencies), in partnership with Defra and English Heritage. Countryscape was responsible for the...

  • Development of a city-wide action plan for climate change mitigation, which was originally produced in readiness for the UN Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen (December 2009).

    Countryscape was contracted by Manchester City Council to manage the consultation and initial drafting...

  • Natural England - Landscape Character Network

    Countryscape facilitated the Landscape Character Network (LCN) (formerly known as the Countryside Character Network) between 2002 and 2011. Countryscape was re-appointed following competitive tendering in 2005 and 2007. In 2011 the Landscape Character Network website was partly...

  • Natural England - Lakes to Dales Landscape Designation Project

    In 2009, Natural England put forward proposals to extend the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. Countryscape led a major public consultation over the proposals during 2009/2010, working in partnership with Alison Farmer Associates and Pathways Consultancy.

    ...

  • The Lowry - Unlocking Salford Quays

    Countryscape worked with the The Lowry theatre and arts centre, Salford, to develop a wide range of interpretation as part of Unlocking Salford Quays: a heritage project that reveals the hidden history of Salford Quays as told by local people.

    Supported by The Heritage Lottery...

  • Catch 22 - Broadhurst Clough Interpretation

    Countryscape engaged with young people from Catch 22 – a charity working with young people who find themselves in difficult situations – to develop a range of interpretive displays for Broadhurst Clough: a public green space in Moston, North Manchester. This involved facilitating a...

  • Anti-Nazi League - Brand Development

    The Anti-Nazi League (ANL) was a broad-based mass organisation dedicated to halting the growth of far-right political groups. The organisation merged into Unite Against Fascism in 2003 (although Anti-Nazi League Ireland continues under the original name).

    Countryscape...

  • West Pennine Moors Partnership - West Pennine Moors Management Plan

    The West Pennine Moors is an area of ninety square miles of open countryside in Lancashire, comprising a patchwork of moorland, reservoirs, wooded cloughs and historic villages. The area contains a rich variety of natural and cultural heritage which is highly accessible to the...

  • Sefton Coast Partnership Working Group - Landscape Strategy & Consultation

    Countryscape was contracted to carry out landscape consultancy work in support of the Sefton Coast partnership. This involved developing and facilitating a series of community workshops, where local people were encouraged to think creatively about their landscape and share ideas for...

  • Countryscape facilitated a workshop to help stakeholders discuss, clarify and reach consensus over the role of the Sefton Coast Partnership in developing an Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) Plan for the area.

    The Partnership has a key role to play in developing and...

  • University of Manchester - Ecocities Annual Stakeholder Workshop

    EcoCities is an initiative led by the University of Manchester and funded by Bruntwood. It seeks to provide Manchester with its first 'blueprint' for an integrated climate change adaptation strategy (due 2011).

    Countryscape was contracted to facilitate a workshop with...

  • Centre for Ecology and Hydrology - Countryside Survey

    Countryside Survey is a world-leading study of the natural resources of the UK’s countryside. It provides information to policymakers and others about gradual changes in the countryside over time. The 2007 Survey, which reported in 2008, was the fifth to be carried out since 1978....

  • Countryscape provided Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and technical consultancy to Alison Farmer Associates, who gave evidence to support The Countryside Agency's involvement in the Whinash Windfarm public inquiry in 2005 (the largest proposed development of its type in Europe...

  • Natural England - Royal Show Exhibition

    Drafting, design and production of the Natural England exhibition for the Royal Agricultural Show (2006). Countryscape was responsible for producing all necessary content and artwork for the exhibition, including developing the key messages for presentation in liaison with staff from...

  • Countryscape produced an online database of Landscape Character Assessments in England, working in partnership with Diacono Associates and the University of Sheffield. The website features an interactive map, providing links to locally held information. This was the first time that...

  • The Countryside Agency  - Character Map of England

    In 2006, Countryscape carried out the cartography, design and print of a new Character Area Map of England. The publication was the first national map produced that showed the National Character Areas together with a clear topographic map, providing a powerful communication tool. The...

  • Countryscape co-ordinated and edited a series of Landscape Character Assessment (LCA) Topic Papers, designed to support the LCA Guidance for England and Scotland (published in 2002 by The Countryside Agency and Scottish Natural Heritage). This work involved collating input and comments...

  • Countryscape, in partnership with the University of Reading, developed a Geographical Information Systems (GIS)-based model for targeting habitat restoration and re-creation at the local scale. Landscape Character Assessment (LCA) was used to map landscape types across the whole of...

  • Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) - Landscape Character Workshops

    Countryscape was contracted by the Living Landscapes Project (University of Reading) to help facilitate a series of community workshops in Shropshire and Hampshire, as part of the CPRE Outreach Programme - a pilot project, aiming to engage local people in Landscape Character Assessment...

  • Countryscape has developed a comprehensive communications strategy for the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The aim of the strategy is to help consolidate and ensure consistency in AONB communications, while providing a strategic framework and clear goals...

  • Forest of Bowland AONB - Publicity Materials and Corporate Documents

    Countryscape has produced a complete range of publicity materials and corporate documents for the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). This includes leaflets, booklets, posters, postcards, exhibitions and displays, outdoor signage and interpretation, walking...

  • Forest of Bowland AONB - Interpretation and Displays

    Countryscape has developed a range of large-format displays, pop-up exhibition materials and interpretative signage for the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). All materials have been produced in strict accordance with the AONB brand identity...

  • Formby Civic Society - Formby Point Interactive Map

    Countryscape have worked with the Formby Civic Society, using their local knowledge to develop an innovative, online tool for exploring the historic Formby Point area - amongst other things, the site of Britain’s first lifeboat station.

    The aim was to produce an interactive...

  • Friends of the Lake District (FLD) is a landscape charity covering Cumbria. Countryscape, in association with Alison Farmer Associates, ran a three-day Landscape Character Assessment training programme for FLD. The training provided a general introduction to the practices and...

  • Countryscape has produced a full range of site maps for the Greater Manchester Waste Group (GMW). The maps have been specifically designed to be sent via fax, providing clear and simple location information for GMW facilities - such as recycling depots, landfill sites and the company's...

  • Countryscape has developed a range of publicity materials for the Greater Manchester Waste Group (GMW). This has included the production of a PR/marketing brochure, entitled 'Positive Progress,' which was developed as a precursor to GMW's annual report. Countryscape was responsible for...

  • Friends of Blackley Forest - Blackley Forest Community Project

    Since 2007, Countryscape has worked closely with the Friends of Blackley Forest, helping the group to interpret and promote their Local Nature Reserve. The Blackley Forest, in North Manchester, has long been valued by the community – it was planted in 1953 as one of the country’s first...

  • Between February and June 2003, Countryscape was contracted to Groundwork as part of the Irk Valley Project - a partnership between Groundwork, Manchester City Council, NGOs, residents' associations and local businesses, working with the Centre for Urban and Regional Ecology (...

  • Groundwork - Local Heritage Project: Saint Michael’s Flags

    A project to interpret and promote the local heritage of Saint Michael’s Flags (a small public green space in Manchester), working in partnership with the local community. Countryscape was responsible for producing of a 20-page booklet and interactive CD-ROM; a series of outdoor...

  • Harpurhey Neighbourhood Project - Local Heritage Project: Moston Vale

    A project to interpret and promote the local heritage of the Moston Vale area of North Manchester, in partnership with the Harpurhey Neighbourhood Project, Groundwork and the local community. This work involved producing a 40-page booklet and interactive CD-ROM, together with...

  • Countryscape developed and ran a bespoke Geographical Information Systems (GIS) training programme for Groundwork Manchester, Salford & Trafford Ltd. The training was delivered by Countryscape's technical director, Jonathan Porter, to provide a solid grounding in the techniques of...

  • Irk Valley Project - Irk Valley Walking Maps

    Design and print of walking map leaflets as part of the Irk Valley Project, a partnership between Manchester City Council and Groundwork. The maps contain an OS 1:10,000 base, layered with clearly labelled routes, landmarks, hazards, times/distances and other useful information. The...

  • Guardian Media Group - Interactive Map

    Countryscape developed an interactive map for GMG Regional Digital, a subsidiary of the Guardian Media Group. The application was custom-made for Manchester Online (the former website of the Manchester Evening News) to provide visitors with an innovative and engaging means of exploring...

  • Hampshire County Council, in conjunction with West Berkshire Council, have published a methodology for assessing inherent landscape sensitivity at a strategic level. The methodology, published in 2006, aims to respond to PPG1 and PPS7, which place emphasis on land use planning...

  • Countryscape designed and managed a consultation programme to engage local community groups in the Havant Borough Landscape Character Assessment (LCA). This work involved a three stage process: 1) development of a postal ‘Consultation Pack’ containing clearly worded instructions, maps...

  • A three-year contract to extend the Landscape Character Assessment (LCA) database of the county and record ecological/habitat information required by the Herefordshire Lifescapes project (funded by Herefordshire Council, English Nature and the LEADER+ scheme). The data gathered by...

  • Heritage Works - All Work and No Play? An Ancoats Scrapbook

    Heritage Works Buildings Preservation Trust contracted Countryscape to produce a publication based on the ‘All Work & No Play’ project, which from 2005-2006 recorded and archived the oral histories, photographs and other memorabilia of the current and former residents and workers...

  • Heritage Works - ‘The Cotton Church’ publication

    Heritage Works Buildings Preservation Trust contracted Countryscape to produce a booklet on the history of St. Peter’s Church in Ancoats, Manchester: an historic Anglican church which dates back to the 1850s, when Ancoats was the centre of the city’s cotton industry. In 2006 the church...

  • International Association for Landscape Ecology (UK) - Brand Development

    The IALE (UK) brand and logo were developed by Countryscape in response to the need for a strong and distinctive identity that both defines IALE (UK), while also linking the organisation to its international parent body, IALE. The revised brand features on all IALE (UK) literature and...

  • International Association for Landscape Ecology (UK) - Website Management

    Countryscape is responsible for developing and managing the IALE (UK) website. The site has been designed to reflect the organisation's brand identity and to provide easy access to background and membership information, event listings, publications, contacts and other resources....

  • Countryscape produced the declaration of the ICOMOS/IUCN event 'Future Landscapes: Working with the Principles of the European Landscape Convention'. The document was produced as a full colour leaflet, appealing to a broad public and professional audience. This work involved graphic...

  • Manchester City Council - Play Strategy Maps

    Countryscape produced a series of maps as part of Manchester City Council’s bid to fund the development of a Play Strategy for the city. A total of six maps were developed, showing the location of play provision for young people in Manchester, such as play areas, day-care centres,...

  • Manchester City Council - Wildabout Walking – Green City Project leaflet

    Manchester City Council contracted Countryscape to produce a leaflet as part of their Green City Project, helping to promote public interest in biodiversity. The leaflet was designed in line with the City Council’s ‘Wildabout Manchester’ brand; it was also required to tie in with the...

  • Manchester City Council - Biodiversity Maps

    Countryscape produced a series of thematic maps for the Manchester Biodiversity Strategy, covering parks and open spaces, waterways and Sites of Biological Importance (SBIs). Each map contained an overview plan of Manchester, showing the location of particular ecological features, as...

  • Countryscape worked with Manchester City Council and Groundwork to explore the potential for transport and open space development in Wythenshawe. The project involved extensive use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in creating a spatial framework to inform future planning...

  • Manchester City Council - Manchester Tree Strategy Conference

    Countryscape was contracted to facilitate a one-day conference, exploring ideas for the Manchester Tree Strategy (2006). This work involved use of a creative thinking toolkit (called Ketso) to encourage discussion and information sharing amongst approximately 100 participants from...

  • Countryscape was initially contracted to develop a website for Philips Park in Manchester, aiming to improve the visitor experience through better interpretation and education. The website was built using a content management system, so it could be easily updated by park wardens,...

  • Manchester City Council - Community Guardians Youth Scheme

    Development of draft visuals and ideas for the Community Guardians Youth Scheme, which aimed to encourage young people to take an active role in looking after their local environment. This work involved the development of a concept brand identity and slogans; sourcing and design of...

  • Manchester City Council - Interpretation and Displays

    Countryscape has produced a range of outdoor displays and signage for parks and public spaces across Manchester. Such displays are typically required to provide on-site interpretation of local heritage and wildlife; to promote activities and encourage visitors to learn more; or simply...

  • National Body of Black Prisoner Support Groups (NBBPSG) - Brand Development

    Countryscape reviewed and redeveloped the NBBPSG brand identity in response to the need for greater consistency in the organisation’s communications. The aim was to standardise the brand across all existing print materials including leaflets, reports and large-format displays. This...

  • National Body of Black Prisoner Support Groups (NBBPSG) - Exhibition Materials

    Countryscape produced a full range of communication materials to support the NBBPSG Annual Conference in 2006. This involved the design and print of a conference leaflet and invitation, a detailed report on the previous year’s event and a series of pop-up display banners, conveying key...

  • Wyre Borough Council - Great Wyre Jigsaw Project

    The Great Wyre Jigsaw Project took place during summer 2006 and was part of a wider plan for delivering better public services across Wyre, Lancashire. The aim of the project was to find out how local people feel about living in the borough. Over 2000 people took part in a public...

  • Lancashire Wildlife Trust - Volunteering Consultation

    Countryscape produced a range of materials to assist the canvassing of Lancashire Wildlife Trust members for ideas about widening the types of communities who volunteer with the Trust, and to target those that have been under-represented in the past (e.g. minority ethnic groups, people...

  • Red Rose Forest - "Top Trees" Leaflet

    Red Rose Forest undertook a project to celebrate Manchester’s “top trees”, as identified by the general public. The aim was to use local stories to help invigorate a programme of new planting across Greater Manchester, and to create a touring exhibition, targeting museums, galleries...

  • CABE - Space Leaders Programme: publications and resources

    The CABE Space Leaders Programme was an annual learning and development course, designed to support green space managers. It included seminars, workshops, site visits and other learning opportunities, spread over three days. The programme was facilitated by...

  • Countryscape produced cover artwork for the Yorkshire & Humber Health Directory: a collection of work addressing health inequalities in the region (funded by the Department of Health and local NHS Strategic Health Authorities).

    The directory itself was compiled by...

  • Pathways Consultancy - Branding & Marketing

    Countryscape has developed a range of branded marketing materials for Pathways Consultancy Ltd.  Examples include promotional postcards, business cards and brochures, as well as more formal publications, such as tender documents. Where possible, printed materials have been...

  • Pathways - Fundraising Materials

    A small group of UK residents, led by Pathways Consultancy director, Jane Whitaker, are helping to support the development of Salle Village School in Eastern Nepal....

  • Countryscape developed both a draft summary of the Test Valley Landscape Character Assessment (for use in consultation with local stakeholders), as well as the final version of the report, produced in four separate volumes.

    Our creative team was responsible for the graphic...

  • Countryscape has produced a range of presentation tools for the Test Valley Community Landscape Project, including PowerPoint presentations and custom-made thematic maps: notably large-format, printed maps for use in consultation with local communities.

  • Countryscape developed an online version of the Test Valley Community Landscape Project report, in accordance with e-Government standards. The resulting website spans over 200 pages and includes an interactive map, providing a convenient and engaging means of accessing information. The...

  • Ketso - Brand and Product Development

    Ketso is an interactive, hands-on toolkit for bringing meetings and workshops to life. It is inspired by the concept of ‘mind mapping’ - a graphic technique for brainstorming that works by linking and arranging ideas around a central concept.

    Ketso has been developed by Dr...

  • Development of a poster campaign to help promote the Yorkshire Dales National Park to potential visitors from nearby urban areas.

    Countryscape was responsible for the complete production of the posters: from developing the concept and capturing the necessary images, to the...

  • High Peak Borough Council - Landscape Character Supplementary Planning Document

    Countryscape worked with the Planning Co-operative on a Countryside Agency Demonstration Project, which aimed to translate the principles of the Derbyshire Landscape Character Assessment into criteria-based policies, forming a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). The project was...

  • Countryscape ran a series of workshops to inform development of the High Peak Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), making sure the document accounted for the views of stakeholders and local people. The first event was held at the start of the project and set out to discover how...

  • Natural England - West Midlands Regional Landscape Advocacy

    Countryscape worked with Natural England, Staffordshire County Council and the West Midlands Landscape Partnership to raise awareness of landscape and the European Landscape Convention. This work included the testing of landscape characterisation methodology, production of a landscape...

  • Natural England, with support from 4NW, contracted Countryscape to develop the North West Landscape Character Framework in partnership with Alison Farmer Associates, Steven Warnock and The University of Manchester.

    The framework includes all landscapes in the region, including...

  • Centre for Ecology and Hydrology - Science Strategy

    Countryscape designed and produced the CEH Science Strategy (entitled ‘Integrated Science for Our Changing World’), which summarises the organisation's programme of work between 2005-2010 and sets the scope for future research.

    The strategy was designed to publicise the work of...

  • British Society of Soil Science - Brand Identity

    Countryscape worked with the The British Society of Social Science (BSSS) to fully revise and redevelop the organisation's brand identity.

    The aim was create a strong and distinct brand, which would engage target audiences (primarily government and the global scientfic community...

  • Countryscape designed the CEH exhibition stand for the Royal Welsh Show 2009.

    The aim of the exhbition was to publicise the work of CEH to the broad audience of visitors attending the show: ranging from families with young children, to professional scientists and politicians....

  • Centre for Ecology and Hydrology - Flooding Appraisal

    The CEH Flooding Appraisal provides an analysis of major floods that occurred in England and Wales during the summer of 2007. The report was authored by independent scientists from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) and the British Geological Society (BGS) as part of the...

  • Centre for Ecology and Hydrology - "About Us" Publication

    The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) is the UK’s Centre of Excellence for integrated research in terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems.

    The "About Us" publication was designed to raise awareness of CEH among audiences beyond the scientific community, including...

  • Planet Hydrogen - Branding

    Countryscape was commissioned to create a logo for Planet Hydrogen: a global network of environmental campaigners promoting the use of hydrogen as a sustainable fuel source. The logo itself reflects the process of extracting hydrogen from water using electricity generated by solar,...

  • Forestry Commission - Wood Fuel Energy: Branding and Publicity

    Countryscape created a brand identity for the Forest Commission’s ‘Woodfuel Energy’ campaign, which promotes the use of woodfuel as a viable source of renewable energy for homes, communities and businesses.

    This work has involved the design and print of publicity materials...

  • Forestry Commission - Gisburn Forest Bike Trails: Branding and Publicity

    Countryscape designed a range of communication materials to help promote Gisburn Forest Bike Trails in Lancashire, supported by the Forestry Commission and the Forest of Bowland AONB. This work included developing a logo, trails map, promotional leaflet and website.

    The website...

  • Cycle Adventure - Branding and Publicity

    In 2008, Countryscape created a brand identity for Cycle Adventure, a cycle hire company operating in the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The brand was created as part of the company’s start-up launch, supported by a grant from the AONB’s Sustainable...

  • Cycle Adventure - Website

    Countryscape developed the website of Cycle Adventure, a cycle hire company operating in the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The website was built using the Drupal Content Management System: a free, open-source software that enables easy management and...

  • Lancashire Wildlife Trust - Lightshaw Meadows Branding

    Countryscape designed a logo to help publicise Lightshaw Meadows, a public green space in Wigan (Lancashire). The site is managed by the Lancashire Wildlife Trust and Red Rose Forest, with support from The Heritage Lottery Fund and Environment Agency.

    The aim of the logo was to...

  • Forest of Bowland AONB - Website

    Countryscape was contracted to review and redevelop the Forest of Bowland AONB website. This involved a complete overhaul of the website’s design, content and functionality, aiming to re-position the site as a ‘hub’ of AONB communications and provide visitors with an informative and...

  • Forest of Bowland AONB - Route Maps

    Countryscape has developed a range of route maps, promoting outdoor recreation in the Forest of Bowland AONB.

    The maps include routes for walking, cycling, horse-riding and trampers (all-terrain mobility scooters). They also include ‘thematic’ routes for visitors wishing to...

  • Bowland Experience Ltd. - Branding

    Bowland Experience Limited is a commercial subsidiary of the The Bowland Tourism Environment Fund (BTEF), itself a social enterprise charity which has been established to encourage tourism businesses,...

  • Bowland Experience Ltd. - Website

    Countryscape developed a website for Bowland Experience and the Bowland Tourism Environment Fund (BTEF), which was required to provide the organisations with a simple online presence. The website was built using the Drupal Content Management System, which enables it to be easily...

  • West Pennine Moors - Website

    Countryscape was contracted to redevelop the West Pennine Moors (WPM) website using the Drupal Content Management System, enabling it to be more easily updated and maintained by WPM staff. This involved replicating the design, structure and content of the former website in accordance...

  • West Pennine Moors - Publications

    Countryscape developed a leaflet to help publicise the West Pennine Moors (WPM) as destination for sustainable tourism and recreation.

    The leaflet provides information on the area’s landscape and scenic beauty, its wildlife, heritage, attractions and activities. It also contains...

  • Tamar Valley AONB - Sense of Place Strategy

    Countryscape developed a Sense of Place Strategy for the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB): a protected landscape in the southwest of England, famous for its industrial heritage (for which it was awarded World Heritage Status in 2006).

    The aim of the...

  • Centre for Ecology and Hydrology - Hydrological Data UK: Report Cover

    Countryscape designed the cover of the CEH publication Hydrological Data UK: a compilation of hydrometric data and statistics from 2008-2013, which was authored by independent scientists from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and the British Geological Survey.

    The cover was...

  • Centre for Ecology and Hydrology - Large Blue Butterfly Project: Displays

    Countryscape designed and produced a series of display panels for an event celebrating the Large Blue Butterfly Project: a programme of research and conservation carried out by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH).

    The Large Blue butterfly (Phengaris arion) is...

  • Centre for Ecology and Hydrology - Ecosystem Services Science Brief

    Countryscape designed a briefing document for CEH on the subject of ‘ecosystem services’. The document was produced as a concise booklet, providing a summary of the organisation’s pioneering work in relation to the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (completed in 2005), which recognised...

  • Class 7 Limited - Branding and Publications

    Class 7 Limited is a private company that provides specialist training in the transportation of radioactive materials.

    Countryscape developed a logo and brand identity for Class 7 as part of the company’s formation in 2008. The brand was developed in close consultation with the...

  • Class 7 Limited - Website

    Class 7 Limited is a private company that provides specialist training in the transportation of radioactive materials.

    Countryscape developed and launched a website for the company as part of its formation in 2008. The website includes an e-commerce system (CubeCart), which...

  • National Trust - Quarry Bank Mill

    Quarry Bank Mill is one of the most famous and best-preserved textile mills of the Industrial Revolution and is now a museum of the cotton industry. Countryscape has produced a series of outdoor displays for the estate, providing information on the Lower Garden – formerly used by the...

  • National Trust - Little Moreton Hall

    Little Moreton Hall is an iconic Tudor property; a magical, timber-framed manor house that combines quirky architecture with colourful stories and tranquil surroundings. Countryscape worked with the team at Little Moreton Hall to create a photography exhibition, entitled ‘Through the...

  • RoundView - RoundView Toolkit

    RoundView is a framework or ‘toolkit’ for teaching sustainability; it helps people to imagine and plan for a sustainable future. The toolkit comprises guidance on sustainable thinking (based on sound scientific principles), which are illustrated using a series of highly engaging and...

  • Lancashire Rural Futures - Cheese Trail Leaflets

    Countryscape produced a series of three ‘cheese trail’ leaflets for Lancashire Rural Futures (since re-established as Rural Futures). The leaflets were produced as part of a project to promote and celebrate the distinctiveness of local food in Lancashire. A cluster of seven artisan...

  • Natural Wedding Company - Branding and Publicity

    The Natural Wedding Company is an online directory for helping people to plan a more ‘natural’ wedding. The company specialises in ethical, eco-friendly, vintage, organic, handmade and local products, with over 500 businesses currently listed. The website also features ideas,...

  • Oldham Council - Air Quality and Construction Conference

    Countryscape facilitated the 'Construction Coordination in the Environment’ conference on behalf of Environmental Protection UK, supported by Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council. The purpose of the event was to engage and consult with stakeholders regarding the development of local...

  • North York Moors National Park - Boltby Scar Archaeological Dig - Volunteer Notebook

    Countryscape designed a ‘field notebook’ for use by volunteers who took part in the Boltby Scar Archaeological Dig (2009). The purpose of the notebook was to record feedback from volunteers on their experience of taking part in the project: for example, what did they enjoy most about...

  • Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) - “Buy Local” Food Awards Booklet

    Countryscape produced a short booklet to help promote the “Buy Local” Food Awards 2008, on behalf of CPRE Cheshire. The purpose of the booklet was to encourage people to vote for and celebrate their favourite local food producers and stockists. The publication was designed to be...

  • Oldham Council - Crompton Moor Consultation

    Countryscape produced a range of communication materials in support of the Crompton Moor consultation project (2009), which sought to determine public opinion on the recreational use and future safeguarding of this important moorland landscape. The consultation itself was carried out...

  • Lancashire Wildlife Trust - Reaching Out for Wildlife Project (case studies)

    Reaching Out for Wildlife was an initiative run by the Lancashire Wildlife Trust between 2007-2010 (supported by the Big Lottery Fund). Its aim was to assist and help establish local community groups for the purpose of community-led gardening, growing and wildlife conservation. The...

  • Forestry Commission - Newlands Scheme (reporting)

    Newlands is a major, £59 million scheme set up to reclaim large areas of derelict and underused land across the North West and transform it into thriving community woodlands.

    Countryscape produced an extensive range of communication materials for the consultation and reporting...

  • Red Lion Cottages - Branding and Publicity

    Countryscape developed a logo, leaflet and website for the purpose of marketing Red Lion Cottages: a beautiful holiday home for rent within the Norfolk Coast AONB. The overall brand was created in close consultation with the business owner, with the aim of reflecting the cottage’s own...

  • Red Rose Forest - Annual Report (2009-2010)

    Countryscape designed and produced the Red Rose Forest (RRF) Annual Report for the period 2009-2010. This work involved 'refreshing' the RRF brand and developing a new layout for the report.

    The overall aim was to better convey the breadth of work undertaken by RRF, some of...

  • Red Rose Forest - Google Map of “Places to Visit”

    Countryscape developed a Google Map application for the Red Rose Forest (RRF) website, enabling users discover the variety of nature reserves, woodlands, parks and waterways within the RRF catchment area. The purpose of the map is to assist the planning of recreational visits and days...

  • Red Rose Forest - Little Green Roofs Project: logo and stencil

    The Little Green Roofs project works with local communities to create green roofs on small, uninhabited, communal buildings and structures around Manchester. These green roofs help to provide ‘hotspots’ for greenery and biodiversity, and help to reduce the impact of local climate...

  • Red Rose Forest - Green Streets Tree Tags

    The Green Streets project was established in 2001 and has since helped to improve the quality of life for urban communities by involving local people in planting street trees, creating communal green alleyways and living green walls.

    Countryscape designed a series of ‘tree tags...

  • Countryscape developed a branded html template to assist the Red Rose Forest (RRF) team in producing regular e-newsletters. Its purpose was to simplify the e-newsletter process and ensure consistency in the layout and overall quality of the final product.

    The template was set up...

  • Red Rose Forest - Nutsford Vale: consultation and interpretation

    Countryscape is currently working with Red Rose Forest to develop an interpretation strategy, together with a range of displays and other materials, for Nutsford Vale: an important area of “urban countryside” in North Manchester.

    To date this project has involved facilitating a...

  • Groundwork - Clayton Vale: interpretation and waymarking

    Clayton Vale Local Nature Reserve is an area of reclaimed “urban countryside” in North Manchester. The 57 hectare (140 acre) site consists of informal grasslands and wooded slopes, and is well used by the local community.

    Clayton Vale is managed through the Medlock Valley...

  • RSPB - Wetland Vision Project: technical report

    The Wetland Vision Project is a partnership consisting of the Royal Society for the
    Protection of Birds (RSPB), English Heritage, the Environment Agency, Natural England and The Wildlife Trusts. Its purpose is to set out a 50-year vision for freshwater wetlands in England.

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  • New Mills Heritage Centre - Kinder Reservoir and Railway Publication

    Countryscape designed and produced the Kinder Reservoir and Railway publication: a richly illustrated history of the construction of the famous waterworks and its associated railway, located near Hayfield in the Peak District National Park. The publication was authored by local...

  • Friends of the Earth - “Meat Free Monday” Campaign Logo

    Countryscape volunteered its services to design a logo for the Manchester Meat Free Monday campaign: an initiative encouraging restaurants across the city to offer more meat-free menu options on Mondays (and helping to promote those that do).

    The logo symbolises the letter ‘M’...

  • Oriental Bird Club - Logo Concepts

    Countryscape developed a series of concept logo designs to mark the 25th anniversary of the Oriental Bird Club (OBC): a charity for birders and ornithologists around the world, who are interested in birds of the Oriental region and their conservation. The logos were required to explore...

  • Manchester City Council - Project Adventure Logo

    Countryscape developed a logo to help promote Project Adventure (2007): a summer play programme for 8 to 14 year olds, organised in parks across Manchester. The project provided opportunities for young people to experience adventurous and challenging outdoor activities, including den...

  • Aspen International - Aspen International Website

    Countryscape created a website for Aspen International using Drupal. The website design built on an existing brand and layout concepts from Aspen International. The website was produced from initial graphics to a production website in under two weeks, including user training and...

  • National Trust - Lewis Carroll's Birthplace (Daresbury)

    Countryscape worked with the National Trust to create a series of interpretive displays for the site of Lewis Carroll's birthplace in Daresbury, Cheshire.

    The site itself contains little or no features of the former house (which burnt down in 1884); hence the displays were...

  • Design and print of a series of Professional Competency briefing notes for the Institute of Professional Soil Scientists (IPSS), providing information on different aspects of soil science and surveying. The notes were produced in the form of high quality ‘info sheets’ and include a...

  • North York Moors National Park - Lime & Ice Project - Walking Leaflets

    Design of interpretive leaflets as part of the ‘Lime & Ice’ interpretation project, which aimed to create opportunities for people to learn about, explore and enjoy the landscape heritage of the North York Moors National Park and adjoining Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding...

  • Oldham Council - Dunwood Park - User Survey Report

    Design and layout of a User Survey Report for Dunwood Park, which is managed by Oldham Council. The report was written by Pathways Consultancy, summarising the results of a visitor survey...

  • South Yorkshire Archaeology Service - Branding, Publicity and Website

    Countryscape worked with the South Yorkshire Archaeology Service to develop a brand identity, promotional literature and website for the South Yorkshire Historic Environment Characterisation project - aka "South Yorkshire Timescapes" (supported by English Heritage).

    The project...

  • West Pennine Moors - Healey Nab Mountain Bike Trails

    Countryscape produced a range of publicity materials to help promote Healey Nab Mountain Bike Trails: two challenging routes through mixed woodland (one red grade, one black) that were created by volunteers from the local biking community using funding from Lancashire County Council,...

  • Scottish Natural Heritage - Talking About Our Place

    Countryscape has produced a toolkit on behalf of Scottish Natural Heritage to encourage communities to get involved in the future of their landscape. The toolkit - called 'Talking About Our Place' - is fully self-led and designed to be used by community groups without the involvement...

  •  - Low Carbon Landscape

    Countryscape worked with Arnside & Silverdale AONB to produce a final report for the Low Carbon Landscape project, identifying the potential impacts of climate change on the area together with examples of local good practice in mitigation.

    This work involved editing the...

  • National Trust - Outdoor Tracker Pack Handbook

    From 2008 to 2010, the National Trust carried out a project to develop best practice in creating outdoor activity packs for families with young children (termed 'Tracker Packs'). The project encouraged National Trust properties to develop more effective and engaging interpretation...