Across the South West there are historic orchards that are looked after by our dedicated teams of gardeners and rangers. This time of year is ideal to explore these fascinating places and to celebrate the great British apple. Find an event taking place near you.
The nights are drawing in and there's a nip in the air; it won't be long until the kids break up for the October school holidays. Here are a selection of fun things you can get up to with the family in each county across the South West this half term.
Lundy is now one of Britain’s most precious island havens for both wildlife and people. But 50 years ago this remote, granite outcrop was in sad decline. Working in close partnership with The Landmark Trust, who manage the island on a day-to-day basis, an enormous amount for Lundy’s wildlife and heritage has been done, with more still to come.
Bored of Granny Smiths? Why not try a Gillyflower or a Grow-Bi-Night? The South West is home to hundreds of unique apple varieties. Click here to explore their heritage and find out what's being done to protect them.
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.
Remains of strongholds can be seen across the countryside in the South West, from hillforts to castles. National Trust Archaeologist, Martin Papworth, has captured some of the lost stories of the defences across the South West.
Discover what you can do on Exmoor, Dartmoor and the Jurassic Coast, what you'll find in the Cotswolds and the English Riviera, and what you can do around Bath & Bristol, Plymouth and Exeter.
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).
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.
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.