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Mapping at CPRE

Maps harness the power of open data and visualisation. Maps harness the power of open data and visualisation. CPRE

Seeing something on a map can be so much clearer than having it explained in words. With more official data available to us, maps can help you understand your countryside better than ever. Whether you have a special interest in a particular development or just want to find out more about where you live, maps can help provide you with the information you need to make your voice heard.

Please note: CPRE no longer publishes interactive HS2 maps. 

CPRE has produced a variety of maps in recent years, covering everything from the Green Belt and light pollution to tranquillity and road noise. At the moment, we are going through a process of reviewing our maps and our overall approach to mapping to ensure that the data we present is as up-to-date and relevant as possible.

In the meantime, we have a number of maps and mapping resources currently available, including:

Light pollution

How much light pollution is spilling up into our night sky and where are the darkest areas? Our interactive map enables you to find Britain’s best spots for star-gazing and see how your area compares.


Where are the most tranquil places in the English countryside? And where do electricity transmission lines pass over our most precious landscapes? We have a number of Tranquillity Maps available over in our Resources section. Any enquiries about Tranquillity at CPRE can be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Green Belt

Where are England's Green Belts? An interactive map situated in the Green Belt section of our website has the answers.

Maps archive

A range of our previous maps and mapping projects can be found in the archive of our Resources section. 

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