Porlock Vale Riverlands appeal

We need your help to restore rivers, develop better habitats for wildlife and improve land management in Porlock Vale

Children enjoying stream dipping
Porlock Bay on Exmoor with the first rays of sunlight

Help us keep Porlock Vale healthy

We're working to restore rivers, develop better habitats for wildlife and improve land management in Porlock Vale but we can't do it without you.

We'll be working with local communities as part of the National Trust's nationwide Riverlands project to bring our rivers, streams, brooks and becks flowing back to life. Help Porlock Vale rediscover its rivers by donating today.

Donate to the Porlock Vale Riverlands appeal

Please select an amount

A beaver swimming in a river
£10 will help to monitor changes to water flow and wildlife within the local environment where the beavers are present.
£20 will contribute towards installing a platform to allow the public to view the beaver habitat and other wildlife.
Upland heathland, Holnicote Estate, Somerset
A water vole
£30 will help reintroduce species such as water voles to Exmoor, making our landscape richer in nature.
Or enter your own amount
" Through the Riverlands project we are accessing funds to help us plant up to 1000 metres of new hedgerows reducing water run off and improving water infiltration."
- Holly Purdey, Horner Farm
Rangers with water vole release cage

Porlock Vale streams, Somerset 

Porlock Vale lies on the wild northern edge of Exmoor – a landscape of woods, streams and farmland cut through by steep gullies and combes.

A beaver swimming in a river

Beaver reintroduction at Holnicote

Find out about the beaver reintroduction on Exmoor.

The Porlock project is part of the Interreg 2 Seas Co-Adapt programme

The Porlock project is part of the Interreg 2 Seas Co-Adapt programme

We will be working with European partners to restore natural processes that build a more resilient catchment, develops better habitat, mitigates the impacts of climate change and provides benefits for people and nature.

Visitors crossing a bridge in the summer at Allen Banks and Staward Gorge, Northumberland

Find out about the Riverlands project

Stealing past wooded valleys and beckoning the blue kingfisher to make its morning catch, our rivers once babbled boundlessly. But today they’re a shadow of their former years, and our wildlife is in trouble. Donate to help us revive your rivers and catchments, so they can flow with life again

Why give to the National Trust?

As a charity, we're dedicated to conserving our nation’s natural and human history for generations to come to enjoy. From preserving the historic buildings in our care to protecting nature and wildlife in outdoor spaces, by donating to our General Fund appeal, you'll help us to act quickly to look after special places. Donations also help us release match funding from various sources including corporates, grant-giving bodies like the Landfill Communities Fund, and Charitable Trusts. This means every pound you give helps us raise even more for vital conservation work.

Donate now to help us keep Porlock rivers healthy