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Colour your autumn on Great NI Walk

The Ridge Trail offers spectacular views over Belfast © National / Brian Morrison

The Ridge Trail offers spectacular views over Belfast

New research from the National Trust has found that the kaleidoscope of natural colours experienced on an autumn walk makes people feel happier, healthier and calmer (84%) at a time when more than 40% admit to feeling down as the nights draw in.

Sales mission to China for North Coast

North Coast Tourism Partners embark on sales mission to China © National Trust / North Coast

North Coast Tourism Partners embark on sales mission to China

The Giant’s Causeway and the Causeway Coastal Route will be promoted far beyond these shores this September as representatives prepare to embark on a dedicated sales mission to China. The week-long sales promotion from 15 to 19 September, organised by Tourism Ireland, will involve workshops, presentations and networking events in three major cities - Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.

Cider and bramley apples are winners

Mac Ivors medium and traditional dry ciders © National Trust / Paul Canning

Mac Ivors medium and traditional dry ciders

Mac Ivors Cider Company and MacNeice Fruit Ltd are celebrating winning prestigious National Trust Fine Farm Produce Awards. The Canned Bramley Apples received their first ever award while the traditional cider received the accolade for the second year running.

New thatch for Hezlett House

The thatched roof of Hezlett House is being restored © National Trust /Toby Edwards

The thatched roof of Hezlett House is being restored

Traditional skills are being kept alive with the re-thatching of Hezlett House in County Londonderry.

Natural play at Springhill

Go wild in Springhill’s new natural play area © National Trust / Bernie Brown

Go wild in Springhill’s new natural play area

An exciting natural play area, offering an amazing place for children to explore, run wild and have hours of endless fun has opened at the National Trust’s Springhill estate in Moneymore.

Summer House fire at Florence Court

Florence Court Summer House before the fire © National Trust / Bernie Brown

Florence Court Summer House before the fire

Press statement - Summer House fire at Florence Court.

Bird watchers paradise

Sand Martins in the Bann Estuary dunes © National Trust / northeastwildlife.co.uk

Sand Martins in the Bann Estuary dunes

Northern Ireland has some of the best bird watching sites in the UK and the National Trust is delighted to welcome some new visitors to our shores. Sand martins have stormed in to colonise new dunes on the Bann Estuary and Mediterranean gulls are breeding for the first time on Strangford Lough.

Rare bee at White Park Bay

White Park Bay is buzzing! © National Trust / North Coast

White Park Bay is buzzing!

The sighting of a rare bee at White Park Bay earlier this month has been celebrated by local conservationists.

Take it outside with National Trust

Number 25 - Make a grass trumpet © National Trust / Bernie Brown

Number 25 - Make a grass trumpet

The National Trust is aiming to get Northern Ireland kids playing outside this summer as part of its commitment to connect the ‘cotton wool generation’ with nature.

Ben Fogle takes in the wonders of Strangford Lough

Ben Fogle with National Trust Ranger Hugh Thurgate on Strangford Lough   © National Trust Northern Ireland

Ben Fogle with National Trust Ranger Hugh Thurgate on Strangford Lough

Strangford Lough welcomed world famous explorer Ben Fogle this week, as the adventurer filmed a new TV series on outdoors and nature.

Go wild this summer with 50 things play days

Amy loves finding fun with 50 things to do © National Trust / Rob Durston

Amy loves finding fun with 50 things to do

The summer holidays have just begun and already the sound of ‘mummy I’m bored, there’s nothing to do’ can be heard. With eight long weeks ahead mums and dads can breathe a sigh of relief with some help from the National Trust.

Brent Geese mosaic unveiled at Mount Stewart

Ken Brundle and local school children at unveiling of Mount  Stewart mosiac © National Trust Northern Ireland

Ken Brundle and local school children at unveiling of Mount Stewart mosiac

Over the past nine months, more than 150 school children from the Ards area have participated in the design and creation of a new mosaic that has been unveiled at Mount Stewart.

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