Providing clear direction through expert research and insight

We’ve been helping environmental and heritage organisations meet their objectives more effectively for 30 years. Our management strategies and reviews provide informed guidance with a sense of shared ownership, built on the keystones of facilitation and consensus.

We work closely with our clients and their stakeholders to gain an in-depth understanding of their visions, roles and aspirations. Whether working on interpretation audits, management reviews or feasibility studies, we pride ourselves on meticulous attention to detail and the quality of our output.

Our services include:

  • Interpretive planning and audits
  • Community and audience consultation
  • AONB and protected area management plans
  • Management reviews
  • Feasibility studies
  • Support for National Lottery Heritage Fund grant applications

Find out more about our strategies and reviews

    Some of our strategy and review work

    Penllergare Trust

    An updated and revised Activity and Interpretation Plan for Penllergare Valley Woods, a spectacular 19th century designed landscape near Swansea. We worked with Letha Consultancy and Art Matters as part of the multi-disciplinary design team preparing a National Lottery Heritage Fund bid.

    Dorchester Town Council

    A heritage tourism audit for Dorchester Town Council to identify the key heritage assets of Dorchester and the area immediately around the town. We proposed a range of interpretive media to promote the town’s astounding 6000-year history.

    Cotswolds Conservation Board

    A study, with Charlie Falzon Associates, to explore new approaches to delivering the Environmental Land Management System (ELMS) in the Cotswolds AONB. ELMS is included in the Agriculture Bill, the post-Brexit successor to the Common Agriculture Policy.

    South Downs National Park Authority for the Sussex Heritage Coast Partnership

    An interpretation plan for the Sussex Heritage Coast including consultation and a report on the special qualities of the Heritage Coast and an audit of existing interpretation. Click here to download the Interpretation Plan and click here for the report on special qualities of the Sussex Heritage Coast.

    Yorkshire Dales National Park / Natural England

    A study, with Craggattak Consulting, to explore options for setting up a body to aid future management of the 13 National Trails in England.

    Bath and North East Somerset

    An interpretation plan for Sydney Gardens, a park dating from the 18th century, designed as part of the Bathwick Estate east of the city centre. Click here to download the Sydney Gardens Interpretation Plan.

    Keep Wales Tidy

    An interpretation plan for the Living Wells Project, an exciting initiative to conserve and enhance traditional well sites in Wales, funded by HLF. Click here to download the Living Wells Interpretation Plan.

    Bath and North East Somerset

    Interpretation plan for Bathscape, an HLF funded Landscape Partnership Scheme for the countryside around the City of Bath. Click here to download the Bathscape Interpretation Plan.

    Forestry Commission

    Interpretation plan for the Foresters’ Forest Landscape Partnership Programme.

    Natural England

    An activity plan for ‘Back from the Brink’, an ambitious species recovery project led by Natural England with seven leading wildlife charities. The plan is part of a Stage 2 bid for a HLF Heritage Grant.

    Gilfach Nature Reserve

    Interpretation plan for a HLF Heritage Grant application for Radnorshire Wildlife Trust’s flagship nature reserve. Click here to download the interpretation plan.

    Mourne Cooley Gullion Geotourism Project

    Interpretation plan to help promote geological tourism to the cross border region between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Click here to download the Interpretation Plan.

    Kent Wildlife Trust

    Interpretation audit and plan for an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund for the ‘Fifth Continent’ Landscape Partnership Scheme. Click here to download the Fifth Continent Interpretation Audit and Plan.

    Lincolnshire County Council

    Exploring options for a strategic partnership of organisations to manage the ‘wild’ Lincolnshire Coast. Click here to download the final report.

    Cannock Chase AONB

    A Peace and Tranquillity Study to identify the most and least tranquil parts of Cannock Chase, repeated every five years to inform the AONB management plan review. Click here to download the Peace and Tranquillity report.

    Nevis and Glen Coe

    Options for Integrated Management of the Nevis and Glen Coe area, and recommendations for the best option for integrated management and planning. Click here to download the Options for Integrated Management report.

    EU Grundtvig Lifelong Learning Programme

    Heritage Interpretation for Senior Audiences (HISA), a two year project to explore the interpretation needs of the over 55s.

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