Natural England Publications, maps and data

Natural England (formerly English Nature) is a quasi-governmental conservation organisation. The datasets are divided into topics, such as "National Nature Reserves". Some data, such as "Sites of Special Scientific Interest", "National Nature Reserves", "Special Areas of Conservation" are arranged by topic in convenient 100km files, based on the Ordnance Survey grid. There are up to 27 files per Topic. Other Datasets, such as "Natural Areas", is available as a single file.  Mapping utilities include:

Nature on the Map
Our online mapping application providing access to England's National and Local Nature Reserves, agri-environment scheme agreements, protected sites such as Sites of Special Scientific Interest, and Biodiversity Action Plan habitats.

MAGIC (Mullti-Agency Geographic Information for the Countryside)
This web-based interactive map brings together information on a multitude of key environmental schemes and designations in one place.

Spatial Coverage: 
United Kingdom
Format: 

The datasets are available in several formats suitable for use in a Geographic Information System (GIS) - MapInfo (.tab); MicroStation (.dgn); AutoCac (.dxf).

Data Access: 

Freely available data on internet. Users much register prior to receiving the datasets which are delivered in Zip files.