Parks, trails and nature reserves

Andrew Sells: Sand, snow and sandwiches – fond memories of my five years as Chair of Natural England

hairman Andrew Sells opening the Kent Section of the England Coast Path

Outgoing Natural England chair Andrew Sells writes about his highlights over five years at Natural England. As my last week as Chair of Natural England draws to a close, I find a multitude of happy memories rushing through my mind. …

How I changed my career thanks to a Natural England apprenticeship

Steve Walker surveying for bees and butterflies on the Kingley Vale NNR

When you think of an apprentice you’ll probably think of someone in their late teens, so it may surprise you to know that I started my apprenticeship with Natural England in my mid-thirties. To say it has been life changing is no understatement and making the decision to change my career later in life was surprisingly easy.

Welcome from the Chairman


Welcome to Natural England’s new blog. This is a place where we’ll share updates on our work and stories from our staff - whether that's work on creating a continuous path around our coast and managing 140 National Nature Reserves, or conducting research on the recovery of the dormouse and monitoring populations of hen harriers.