North West

Dunham Yellow Meadow Spring 2017

Explore magnificent houses, mighty castles, stunning coastline and dramatic landscapes.

Exterior view of Quarry Bank Mill

Discover something new in the North West 

We've got some grand plans afoot this year in the North West with major exhibitions, new things to see at some of our favourite places and lots of activities to join.

Sand Lizard basking on bare sand

Wildlife discoveries in the North West this spring 

As the weather warms, birds, insects and other wildlife are busy getting ready for spring. Find out more about spring wildlife across the North West.

A red squirrel at Allan Bank in Grasmere Cumbria

Spring nature and wildlife in the Lake District 

On the hunt for a red squirrel, daffodil, bluebell, or simply just to enjoy the birdsong that surrounds us in the spring? The Lake District is waking up after the winter and as the days get longer and warmer, it's the perfect season to step outside.

Mother and child with spring flowers

Walk on the wildside this Easter in the North West 

Spring is a great time to see wildlife out and about, so see what you can spot – not forgetting to complete your Cadbury Egg Hunt

Children in wellies sitting on a bench

Welly walks in the North West 

Come rain or shine – take your little ones for a welly walk, whatever the weather.

Volunteers repairing a drystone wall

Volunteering opportunities in the North West  

You don't need to be an expert or a history buff to volunteer for the National Trust. If you've got enthusiasm and a bit of time to spare, we'd love to hear from you at any of the special places we look after in the North West.

Tin bath at High Hallgarth

Holiday cottages in the Lakes - latest news 

Find out about our latest news, offers and general availability this spring.