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A red squirrel in trees.

New red squirrel study will assess scale of leprosy threat

We are working on a new study into the threat of leprosy in red squirrels with the University of Edinburgh and Dorset Wildlife Trust. Its aim is to better understand the impact of leprosy in Britain’s red squirrel population.

Published : 09 May 2016


A landscape of colour in Northern Ireland

There’s a palette of colours waiting to be uncovered across breath-taking landscapes at this time of year. Discover woodlands of golden leaves, meandering blue rivers and if you're lucky some red squirrels along the way.

Published : 20 Sep 2016 Last update : 31 Aug 2017


Grasmere Gallop Trail Run 2017

Allan Bank and Grasmere, Cumbria

Hundreds of participants ran for the hills once again in our annual Grasmere Gallop trail running event, helping us in our mission to save Grasmere’s native red squirrels.

Published : 09 Jun 2017


Exhibition celebrates Vivien Leigh

Public Faces, Private Lives focuses on the juxtaposition of the Hollywood persona and home life of celebrated film and stage actress, Vivien Leigh, who gained international stardom with her role as Scarlett O’Hara in the film Gone with the Wind (1939). The exhibition includes letters, diaries, photographs, film scripts and costume sketches from her personal collection. This is the first major display of this collection anywhere since the private archive of more than 10,000 items was acquired from Leigh’s family in 2013 by the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A).

Published : 24 Nov 2017


Castle Ward 'goes Dutch'

Castle Ward, County Down

Castle Ward puts NI on the map at major Dutch Tourism Show

Published : 13 Jan 2017


Guide to the best Northern Ireland walks

To mark the imminent changing of the seasons, we've created 'The Little Book of Great Walks' with 18 rambles of varying difficulty, length and terrain at special places throughout Northern Ireland.

Published : 05 Sep 2016


Rockham beach is open

Mortehoe, Devon

Access to beautiful Rockham beach, close to Mortehoe on the North Devon coast, has been restored after a long period of closure.

Published : 12 May 2016 Last update : 23 Mar 2017


Grandparents revealed to be the most adventurous of us all

Grandparents were much more adventurous during their youth in the great outdoors than today's youngsters - half of whom have never even climbed a tree, a survey shows.

Published : 26 Jul 2017


The humble stick revealed as the must-have toy for summer

This summer we’re encouraging families to get out in the fresh air by celebrating the simple stick – the must-have toy for outdoor adventures. Take a look to see why imaginative play in nature is so important for kids, and watch musician Raleigh Ritchie’s rap about the magic of the stick.

Published : 27 Jul 2016 Last update : 15 Nov 2016


Take a new path from Hill Top to Hawkshead

Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead, Cumbria

The final link in a chain of off-road paths connecting Wray Castle and Hawkshead is now complete.

Published : 16 Oct 2017 Last update : 10 Apr 2019


Mount Stewart unveils previously unseen countryside

Mount Stewart, County Down

Three miles of new walking trails, winding through a landscape ‘lost in time’, establishes Mount Stewart’s reputation as one of the best-preserved Irish country demesnes.

Published : 03 Aug 2016


New coastal path now open at Kent’s White Cliffs

You can now walk a new stretch of coastal path along the White Cliffs of Dover. We are working with Natural England to ensure people and wildlife can make the most of our shorelines.

Published : 19 Jul 2016


Saving the sound of summer

Blickling Estate, Norfolk

Sadly, changes in farming practices and habitat loss are leading to some of our most treasured birds being put at risk.

Published : 10 Mar 2016


100-year old Mourne wall gets a face lift

We were delighted to play our part in the recent restoration of a true County Down landmark: the 100-year-old Mourne Wall.

Published : 07 Jan 2019


A year in the life of an upland ranger - 2018

Borrowdale and Derwent Water, Cumbria

Every time you visit, park, donate or join, this is the kind of thing your money goes towards

Published : 07 Aug 2018 Last update : 10 Aug 2018


Castle Ward wins Walk NI Award

Castle Ward, County Down

Castle Ward has been awarded an Walk NI award, voted for by you!

Published : 16 Jan 2018


Do more than visit the Causeway Coast – experience it

Giant's Causeway, County Antrim

Take the road less travelled with local tour company, 'Away A Wee Walk', on a stunning journey along the Causeway Coast’s clifftop path.

Published : 14 Jun 2016 Last update : 15 Jun 2016


30 years of UNESCO status

Giant's Causeway, County Antrim

World Heritage status cements Giant’s Causeway as keystone of Northern Ireland tourism.

Published : 12 Apr 2016