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Go for a spin

Join landscape photographer Mike McFarlane on his 329 day tour of the UK documenting The Wildlife Trust Living Landscape projects. Mike visited our projects in the Brue Valley and on the Mendip Hills, below are the spins that resulted from his hard won efforts.

Interactive features allow people to find out more about the work of the Trust and its partners to restore nature. Click on the icons to revels images and infomation about the landscape and local wildlife.

If you'd like to see more spins across the UK and south west, click here to visit the Wildlife Trusts Living Landscape Panorama page.

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Photographer Mike McFarlane’s epic 5,903 mile cycle ride around the UK has provided an exhaustive ­and exhausting ­picture of The Wildlife Trusts’ campaign for Living Landscapes.

With 27 individual pictures stitched together to form each virtual tour, 92 panoramas created in total, 5,903 miles cycled, 161 nights camping in the wild, 27 nights spent in hotels and a grand total of 12,669 photos taken the results are a stunning showcase of nature conservation taking place across the UK. We're sure Mike is now taking a well earned break from his bike!

Brue Valley

Amongst the lowest, flattest and one of the most beautiful places to visit in the country. The somerset Levels and Moors were once entirely underwater. Today  they are a highly valuable wetland with international conservation importance.

This Living Landscape is rich with all kinds of wildlife, including threatened species, such as otters, lapwings and pink southern marsh orchids.

Click here if you'd like to know more about our Brue Valley Living Landscape Project.

Mendip Hills

Located to the Southwest of Bristol in north Somerset the Mendip Hills are low lying limestone hills that rise out of the flat landscap eof the Somerset Levels to a maximum height of 325m at Blackdown.

Our aim is to work restore, recreate and reconnect wildlife habitats across this beautiful working landscape.

Click here if you'd like to know more about our Mendip Hills Living Landscape Project.