Farming

We look after a large amount of farmland across the UK. We’re working with our farms and tenants to produce local and seasonal food in an environmentally sustainable way

Tenant farmer working the sheep on Fallowlees Farm on the Wallington Estate, Northumberland.
 Trefor Roberts, tenant farmer at Ochr Cefn Isa Farm on the Tir Ifan Estate, Conwy Valley, North Wales

Brexit and the future of farming 

As Britain prepares to leave the European Union, we're working in partnership with others to shape the future of farming and nature after Brexit.

Friendly cattle grazing coastal fields, Cape Cornwall

Seven of our most nature-friendly farms 

All over the country our wildlife is in trouble. But here are seven of our farms where our tenant farmers are working to bring nature back

Farming stories

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Cows on the moo-ve

We all love a holiday, but cows on the Crom estate in Northern Ireland have particularly unusual way of getting to their summer destination. Every year the herd takes the plunge for a 100-metre swim across Lough Erne, carefully guided by our rangers. It’s all worth the effort though as they’re rewarded with 40 acres of fresh pasture on the island of Inishfendra, where their grazing helps to keep the scrub under control and allow wild flowers, bees and butterflies to flourish.

Steve Conisbee in a field with sheep

Fine Farm Produce Awards 2019

Every year we reward and celebrate the ingenuity of our best farmers and producers with the annual Fine Farm Produce Awards. Find out more about the awards that recognise the talent of the tenant farmers that work on the land we care for.

Farm produce

Gathering the Welsh Mountain sheep on Watkin Path on the Hafod Y Llan farm, Snowdonia, Wales

Our ambitions for hill farming, nature and heritage 

Dame Helen Ghosh, our former Director-General outlines proposals to support the farming community and confirms the National Trust's commitment to farming, landscapes and nature.