Most of the work we do is affected by wider global issues, which is why our interests extend far beyond just bricks and mortar.

Find out more about what we're doing from one of our environmental advisors © National Trust

Find out more about what we're doing from one of our environmental advisors

Energy saving projects

Find out how we've transformed a goat shed at Wimpole, and made enough energy savings at Kedleston Hall to make 1 million cups of tea - all as part of our commitment to use 20 per cent less energy, halve our fossil fuel use and generate 50 per cent of our energy from renewable sources by 2020.

Natural Childhood

Our research has shown that an enjoyment of nature and wildlife is an alien concept to many children, so we've committed to try and inspire a generation of children to get outside and discover just how much fun can be had with the natural world.

In this video, TV producer, Stephen Moss, explains why he believes children need outdoor play.

Connecting kids and nature

  • 50 things

    Our challenge to kids to tick off 50 must-do outdoor activities and get back to nature.

  • Family days out

    Come rain or shine, we're a great day out for families.

  • Kids' council

    When it comes to outside fun, we've recruited a team of young experts to help us get it right.

Recent issues

  • Living with a rapidly-changing coastline

    The recent storms have caused our coastline to change, and brought into stark focus the challenges facing an island nation with dynamic, evolving shores. Our report, Shifting Shores, details what we think the challenges are, and how we recommend facing them.

  • Land use & planning

    As a charity rooted in the belief that places matter to people, we see land-use planning as a key tool in the creation of great places for people to live, work and play.

  • Transport

    We have been challenging sections of the proposed route of the government's High Speed Rail 2 project, where it will impact on some of our important scientific and historic places.

  • Ash dieback

    We manage 25,000 hectares of woodland and 135 landscape sites and deep parks which include thousands of veteran ash trees and several hundred ancient ash trees over 300 years old, so the news about ash dieback is of obvious concern to us.

    Learn more about the steps we're taking and what you can do to help.