Nature conservation

Plymouth is located in a glorious natural setting at the mouth of the Rivers Tamar and Plym which open out onto Plymouth Sound. Much of this 'blue resource' designated as a European Marine Site making it the most highly protected area in the city. Plymouth also has numerous Local Nature Reserves (LNR), Special Sites of Scientific Interest (SSSI) and County Wildlife Sites (CWS).

Many of Plymouth's designated conservation areas are managed in collaboration between the Council's Street Scene Services and volunteer organisations such as TCV.

If you are interested in exploring a little further afield it is a short hop from the city into areas with breathtaking landscapes such as:

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