Countryside Survey historic data & related surveys

A range of datasets are now available via the NERC Environmental Information Platform, with associated citations and Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs).

National Estimates of Species Extent:

Land Classifications:


Glastir Monitoring & Evaluation Programme (GMEP), Wales


Early CS-style surveys:

Shetland Survey, 1974

Cumbria Survey, 1975

Woodlands Survey, 1971 & 2001

Native Pinewoods of Scotland Survey, 1971

Ecological survey of terrestrial key habitats in England, 1992-1993

Tree, vegetation and soil information from an ecological survey of semi-natural woodlands in the English Lake District, 1969

Countryside Survey