'To protect land, conserve nature and
strengthen the bonds between people
and the natural world of Torbay.'
Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust exists because Torbay has
an outstanding natural environment and heritage that needs special care and attention. We are the stewards of the most important natural places in the Bay – including nature reserves, country parks, farms, woodlands, cliffs and coastal walks –and our aim is to provide a high quality environment where people and wildlife can flourish. For that we need a society and economy that is in balance with its surroundings and has a long-term sustainable future.
The places we care for are diverse, from the rolling coastal pastures of Maidencombe to the internationally important cliff-top nature reserve of Berry Head; from the ancient meadows of Occombe Farm to the spectacular rock formations of Daddyhole; and from the parklands of Cockington to Brunel’s woodland garden at Watcombe. We care for over 1750 acres of land which includes 76% of Torbay’s Public Open Space and over half of Torbay’s beautiful coastline.
Our activities are wide-ranging but all link to a clear goal of environmental, social and economic regeneration. We work with many different partners on programmes in conservation, education, tourism, public access, farming, land-based enterprise and low-carbon technologies. We also play a key role in delivering the English Riviera Geopark, itself a major economic regeneration vehicle.