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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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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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Castle Ward 'goes Dutch'

Castle Ward, County Down

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

Published : 13 Jan 2017

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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

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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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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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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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New footpath takes visitors off road

Beatrix Potter Gallery and Hawkshead, Cumbria

The National Trust in the south Lakes is working on the final link in a chain of off-road footpaths.

Published : 16 Oct 2017 Last update : 08 Mar 2018

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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

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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

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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

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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

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800-year-old Norman motte uncovered at Mount Stewart

Mount Stewart, County Down

Rangers and volunteers spent over 150 hours clearing overgrown shrubbery and invasive trees that threatened the historic monument

Published : 01 Dec 2017

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Blickling Estate needs your eyes!

Blickling Estate, Norfolk

Are you a regular visitor to Blickling? Do you enjoy walking round the estate? If so, the countryside team could use your help.

Published : 16 Feb 2016 Last update : 27 Apr 2016

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Time to get real?

We spend nine times longer searching screens for inspiration than seeing Wales for real. Let's go from online scrolling to real-life strolling!

Published : 18 Jan 2016

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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