Our work

Who we are and what we do

Unfortunately there's no time to admire the view

Unfortunately there's no time to admire the view

You might find the National Trust rangers at the top of Lingmoor fixing a historic wall, or down by the shore of Coniston Water sharing our passion for wildlife with visitors.

We work hard to make sure everyone can access the countryside easily and safely, look after important habitats, and provide experiences that bring people closer to these special places.

Follow us online

Keep up to date on the National Trust South Lakes countryside news blog

Find out what's new with our historic house colleagues National Trust South Lakes, Hill Top & Beatrix Potter Gallery news blog

Or join the conversation and follow National Trust South Lakes on Twitter.

Helping to change lives

The team from High Wray Basecamp, our volunteer centre, works with a variety of volunteer groups, sometimes on a regular basis. For some of the individuals involved in this volunteer experience it helps to change their lives, watch our video to learn more about one group, Littledale Hall.

Volunteers in the spotlight

Find out about one of the volunteer groups we work with from our Volunteer Centre at High Wray.

They help us carry out practical conservation projects in the surrounding landscape to benefit both visitors and wildlife.

Meet the rangers

The National Trust rangers love the Lake District and we love our jobs!  We maintain paths, fences and walls, look after important habitats, and share our knowledge and enthusiasm with visitors.

Who to contact

Our South Lakes team operates out of different bases around the South Lakes but our countryside operation is based at Boon Crag near Coniston.

Telephone number 015394 41456 or e-mail southlakes@nationaltrust.org.uk

Working with us or volunteering

We do sometimes have vacancies. These jobs will be advertised on the Trust's jobs website.

For volunteering roles check out the Trust's volunteering opportunities page, where you can search for roles.