We would like to introduce you to a special new member, and Devon’s Head ‘Countryside Ambassador’ – Barney the Bull! He is our new emblem for children (and those young at heart!) who love Devon’s countryside and wish to protect it. Its such a big task, that Barney is looking for help! He would like primary school children across the county to join him in his task of looking after the countryside and therefore qualify as a Devon Countryside Ambassador!

Barney is of course a traditional Devon breed and, like his friends and family, enjoys being amongst Devon’s lush green pastures, the gently rolling hills and valleys, the riverbanks and hedgerows and sometimes gazing out to sea. He loves Devon’s countryside and wants to protect it for animals, wildlife and people to enjoy too.

As Head Countryside Ambassador, he is wearing one of our new Devon Countryside Ambassador Badges with pride. Would you like to win a Devon Countryside Ambassador badge? These badges can be won by primary school children throughout Devon as prizes in our new Spring writing competition, ‘I Love the Countryside Because…’ or our Summer painting competition ‘My Outdoors’ or by getting involved in litter picking with their schools. More information and entry forms can be downloaded here –

writing entry form 2018

my outdoors entry form 2018

CPRE Devon have supported school’s Outdoor Learning for a number of years and we’re looking forward to encouraging more children to learn about and appreciate our green spaces, environment and countryside too – and with Barney’s help! Barney’s BULLetins will be emailed regularly to all Devon’s primary schools, to keep in touch with news and events. Barney’s going to have a busy year!