The latest news stories

  • Park End Moss wildlife haven

    A new haven for wildlife has been completed in a quiet corner of the Lyth Valley as part of the Morecambe Bay Nature Improvement Area. The Park End Moss, near Brigsteer, sees 94-acres of formerly poor agricultural land now used to provide a ‘service station’ for migrating birds, a place for otters and dragonflies to thrive and, in time, a place for bitterns, one of England’s rarest species, to breed.

  • Horseradish events at Speke Hall

    Horseradish, one of the market’s newest event and hospitality suppliers, has been appointed to run events at Speke Hall.

  • Peter Rabbit adventure at Wray Castle

    Children’s favourite Peter Rabbit has found a new place to play at Wray Castle, on the shore of Windermere. Rooms in the former servant’s quarters have been given a magical makeover to become the Peter Rabbit Adventure, where the castle’s visitors young and old can hop into Peter’s world. 

  • A taste of autumn in the north west

    From delicious soups to homemade scones; autumn puddings to afternoon teas – whether you’re a fan of sweet or savoury, enjoy both at our restaurants and tea rooms in Cheshire, Lancashire and Liverpool this autumn.

  • Resolving the Three Peaks challenge

    Every year, more than 30,000 people take part in the Three Peaks challenge with many choosing to climb Scafell Pike from the unspoiled Wasdale valley in western Cumbria. The Wasdale Visitor Management Partnership’s new Three Peaks guidelines focus on encouraging those taking part in a Three Peaks challenge to park safely and climb the peak responsibly.

  • A taste of 18th century life at Townend

    A book of household wisdom, written in 1699 by a young woman preparing for marriage, is returning to the Lake District farmhouse that became her home.

  • Sanctuary from the trenches

    From 1 March, visitors to Dunham Massey Hall will experience the sights, sounds and smells of daily life for soldiers who were offered a sanctuary from the trenches between 1917 and 1919.

  • HS2 in Cheshire

    The Government is developing a new national high speed rail network (HS2). We need to ensure that the scheme has minimal impact on our places at Dunham Massey and Tatton Park, and are therefore feeding in to the HS2 consultation process, as well as working with HS2 Ltd for the best possible outcome for mitigation.   

    If you have any queries about the scheme, please e-mail us at hs2@nationaltrust.org.uk.