Our members' magazine

Collage of previous National Trust Magazine covers

The National Trust members’ magazine is our 'thank you' to you, for being part of our work to care for nature, history and beauty. Published three times a year, it's full of behind-the-scenes stories and beautiful photography. We hope it will inspire you about all there is to discover and be part of with the National Trust.

Autumn 2021 edition highlights

The autumn issue of National Trust Magazine brings together all that makes the season special with the Trust. We hope it will inspire you to head outdoors and take joy from the beautiful colours and bright frosty days, or to snuggle up at home with a seasonal recipe and a good book.

Autumn is a magical time to explore woodlands. Bushcraft expert Ray Mears shares his special lifelong connection with forests, and why we need to look after them for future generations to enjoy. Discover some of the best places around the country for a refreshing stomp through the trees and take in the glorious changing colours.

Elsewhere, you can find out how the Trust is joining the global fight against climate change and the ways our places are finding innovative solutions to adapt for the future – plus how you can play your part.

Four Trust curators share insights into their favourite artworks from a new book, 100 Paintings from the Collections of the National Trust, which brings together the best of the Trust’s world-class collection.

Finally, enjoy the season’s rich harvest in a celebration of fruiting trees and their more unusual produce, from purple damsons to golden quince. Development Chef Clive Goudercourt gives the member-favourite strawberry square recipe an autumnal twist with juicy, seasonal plums, as well as sharing a warming recipe for poached pears.

Listen to exclusive audio interviews

We produce an hour-long audio version of each magazine which covers the main articles from the magazine and includes extra behind-the-scenes chats with our contributors. It's ideal for those with visual impairment, or anyone who wants to hear exclusive interviews. This edition is presented by Sally Palmer, Editor of National Trust Magazine.

NT Magazine Autumn 2021 cover, showing a yellow leaf on a navy background

Autumn 2021 audio edition of our members’ magazine

We hope the autumn issue of National Trust Magazine will inspire you to enjoy all that the season has to offer across the Trust. First we’re returning to our roots with bushcraft expert Ray Mears, who explains why he loves spending time in forests. We also delve into our collections to discover some of our curators’ favourite artworks, and share ways that you can help the global fight against climate change.

You can listen to the audio edition for free above. If you have a visual impairment and would prefer to receive a CD – or know someone who would – email RNIB on businesslink@rnib.org.uk or phone them on 01733 375 370.

Highlights from the autumn magazine

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National Trust Magazine,
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Note to advertisers:  We carry some limited advertising in the National Trust Magazine, our thrice yearly members' magazine. For more information and a media pack, please contact our media agency RedActive on nationaltrust@redactive.co.uk or +44 (0) 20 7880 6200. We are aware that some advertisers have been contacted by other agencies (most recently a company trading under the name “Maxhill Publishers Ltd”) claiming to represent the Trust; should you be contacted by any other agency, please treat with caution and contact RedActive as above.