The coastline we love is under increasing threat. With over 780 miles of it under our care, we're making sure it's well protected

Waves breaking on the long beach at Craster looking towards Dunstanburgh Castle, Northumberland

Fighting the plastic tide

Marine litter on a beach

Phasing out single use plastics at our places 

The National Trust is committed to creating safe and healthy places for nature and wildlife to thrive. To help safeguard nature for the future, we're phasing out single use plastics at the places we care for. Find out our plan to go plastic free.

Conservation grazing on the Lizard

Looking after the Lizard 

With a mild climate and ancient, volcanic rocks underfoot, the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall provides a safe haven for many important plants and animals, including native heather. From cows to controlled burning, discover how rangers are protecting this unique area.

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