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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

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Local National Trust places star in The Woman in White

BBC drama The Woman in White features stunning scenery and majestic mansions and was filmed at a number of our places in Northern Ireland…

Published : 22 Apr 2018 Last update : 16 Jul 2019

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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

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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

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Kearney Village stars in new BBC drama

The scenic village of Kearney in County Down makes its TV debut in a new historical drama taking the prime-time slot on BBC One this Sunday

Published : 11 Nov 2016 Last update : 02 Dec 2016

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Home Ground Live, have-a-go activities

Mount Stewart, County Down

Mount Stewart is extending its opening hours until 8pm each of the three evenings (6,8 and 10 May). The house, gardens and wider demesne will be open late and there will be have-a-go activities including bird spotting, den building and red squirrel spotting to take part in.

Published : 02 May 2019

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Free open day in Northern Ireland

Details of our free open days in Fermanagh on 2 & 3 March and elsewhere in Northern Ireland on the 9 March.

Published : 02 Mar 2017 Last update : 18 Dec 2018

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Murlough voted Favourite Nature Reserve

Murlough National Nature Reserve, County Down

Murlough National Nature Reserve has been voted 'Favourite Nature Reserve' by you!

Published : 16 Jan 2018

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Breaking new ground at Wheal Coates

Wheal Coates, Cornwall

The ranger team have been out at Wheal Coates working to create better footpaths.

Published : 29 Nov 2017

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New flood resilient path created at Derwent Water

Borrowdale and Derwent Water, Cumbria

When the lakeshore path beside Derwent Water was torn up by Storm Desmond, we created a plan to make its replacement more flood resilient and access friendly. Find out how

Published : 21 Nov 2016 Last update : 08 Jun 2017

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Causeway view voted 'Most Epic' in Northern Ireland

Giant's Causeway, County Antrim

Benbane Head, part of the Causeway Coast Way, has been voted Northern Ireland’s Most Epic View.

Published : 18 Jan 2017 Last update : 19 Jan 2017

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Brady's walk

Blickling Estate, Norfolk

After 30 years with the National Trust and 26 years looking after Blickling’s 4,500 acre estate, Head Ranger Dave Brady has hung up his work boots for the last time.

Published : 12 Apr 2016

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We're giving schools a chance to win GIANT day out!

Giant's Causeway, County Antrim

Could you be in with a chance to win GIANT day out for your primary school?

Published : 16 Jan 2019 Last update : 24 Jan 2019

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Repairing flood damaged paths after winter 2015

Borrowdale and Derwent Water, Cumbria

We've been working really hard to re-open and repair as many paths and bridges as possible, following the damage caused by the storms in Winter 2015

Published : 22 Mar 2016 Last update : 30 Jan 2018