Join our Deer Ranger and keep an eye out for some dramatic displays with a spot of wildlife spying in the low light dusk or dawn. Hear the stags bellowing as they challenge one another to be the alpha male of the Holnicote Estate.
This September, 150 water voles were reintroduced at six carefully chosen sites on the Holnicote Estate on Exmoor. The water vole is one of the fastest declining land mammal, disappearing from 94 per cent of its habitats. The plan for one of Britain’s most adorable, yet rare creatures is that it will be given a whole new start in a healthy environment, where they can breed and flourish.
As well as providing abundant harvests every year, orchards are an important habitat for nature and wildlife. Unfortunately many orchards have been lost over the years, but we are helping maintain and reinstate these forgotten priority habitats at many National Trust places.
Bored of Granny Smiths? Why not try a Gillyflower or a Grow-Bi-Night? The South West is home to hundreds of unique apple verities. Click here to explore their heritage and find out what's being done to protect them.
Throughout the South West there are traditional orchards cared for by the National Trust. Find out where you can get your apple fix and how important orchards are for nature.
We love talking to our supporters, after all we wouldn't be here without you. Join our communities where we talk about coast, countryside, caring for houses, gardens & woods in the South West (and the odd slice of cake).
When nature and wildlife can move freely between habitats, they flourish. Without this freedom, they suffer. Our coastal ambition is to join up the coastline, working with partners to make a link around the coast so wildlife can prosper.
If you're looking for somewhere to stay on your next break to the South West, we've got lots to choose from.
There are cabins by the sea, cosy cottages in the hills, manor houses and even a lighthouse or two.