Conservation in Cushendun

National Trust staff during a community bulb planting day in Cushendun.

The great outdoors don't stay great on their own. Our team of local rangers are dedicated custodians of the coastal farmland, beach, forests and buildings that make Cushendun so unique.

We work with local people to restore, maintain and preserve the character of this beautiful village and surrounding coast and countryside.

Conservation is all about discovery, protection and the management of important places and spaces.

Our rangers research and record local plants and animals and carry out regular surveys to monitor indicator species locally such as butterflies, which are key in monitoring climate change.

The rangers team also carries out work with local school children, giving them an opportunity to explore the coast and learn about the wildlife living on our shores and how they can help protect it.

Over the summer months the Cushendun rangers will again be hosting open events, such as 'Go Wild with the Rangers', when families are encouraged to come along and see some of the conservation work underway in Cushendun.

Ranger Kevin Duncan giving a tour of the community allotment plots at Glenmona.
Ranger Kevin Duncan giving a tour of the community allotment plots.