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Hambledon Hill, Dorset. The hill is a prehistoric hill fort and National Nature Reserve, situated in the Blackmore Vale, near Blandford Forum
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Take a moment to notice nature and lift your spirits - new book helps people to connect with nature wherever they are

The National Trust has released a new book that encourages people to notice nature on their doorstep.

Published : 03 Apr 2020

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New-born highland cow named 'Hope' is reason to be cheerful

A new-born highland cow called ‘Hope’ has become a symbol of optimism in times of uncertainty, according to staff at one National Trust property.

Published : 31 Mar 2020

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National Trust marks 125th anniversary of first land acquisition

The National Trust is celebrating the 125th anniversary of its first land acquisition at Dinas Oleu in North Wales by offering those in isolation a chance to enjoy stunning spring images of the landscape.

Published : 31 Mar 2020

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National Trust launches #BlossomWatch to emulate Japan’s Hanami

The National Trust is asking people to celebrate the blossom season – emulating Hanami the ancient Japanese tradition of viewing and celebrating blossom as the first sign of spring.

Published : 26 Mar 2020

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Latest statement on coronavirus (COVID-19)

The National Trust's latest statement on coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found here:

Published : 05 Mar 2020 Last update : 23 Mar 2020

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Nationwide nature diary to capture first day of spring

Wildlife lovers across the UK have the chance to contribute to a crowd-sourced nature diary today to celebrate the official arrival of spring - Friday 20 March.

Published : 20 Mar 2020

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National Trust tests Cerne Abbas Giant in first attempt to scientifically establish enigmatic chalk figure’s true age

This spring, for the first time, the National Trust is undertaking tests to try to determine the age of the enigmatic Cerne Abbas Giant.

Published : 19 Mar 2020

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National Trust urges caution as good weather at the weekend could tempt people onto roads

With Mother’s Day and good weather forecast for the weekend, the National Trust is urging people to avoid unnecessary travel and follow government guidelines on social gatherings.

Published : 19 Mar 2020

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Memories of poet’s early life used to celebrate the 250th anniversary of William Wordsworth at his childhood home

A new exhibition explores poet’s childhood and influences through displays, film and photography and reflects on the poet’s wonder at the landscape as a child. The star item is a baby bonnet belonging to his sister Dorothy is star item on display.

Published : 16 Mar 2020

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UK’s first ‘super’ National Nature Reserve created on Purbeck Heaths

With the increasing need for a bigger, better and more joined-up approach to nature conservation, seven leading partners have come together to help protect wildlife by creating the UK’s first ever ‘super’ National Nature Reserve (NNR) on the Purbeck Heaths in Dorset.

Published : 16 Mar 2020

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National Trust reveals strangest items to wash up on its shores

A can of Russian bug spray, sonar equipment from Texas, thousands of nautical-themed Lego pieces and the remains of an entire 1980s picnic are among the top 20 most unusual items found washed up on National Trust beaches - according to a list unveiled by the charity today.

Published : 12 Mar 2020

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Mansion in miniature: newly-conserved rare dolls’ house reveals 300-year-old secrets of British high society

One of the UK’s rarest dolls’ houses is the centrepiece of a new exhibition at the Yorkshire country house that inspired its creation.

Published : 05 Mar 2020

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Smallhythe Place, Ellen Terry’s country home, displays costumes from acclaimed 1882 production of Much Ado About Nothing

Costumes worn by Victorian actress Ellen Terry in one of her greatest roles are being displayed together for the first time at her former home.

Published : 03 Mar 2020

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Leading lights make ‘promise for nature’ as National Trust urges action on climate crisis

Politicians, business leaders and celebrities have today thrown their weight behind a National Trust campaign to galvanise people and tackle the climate and nature crises.

Published : 28 Feb 2020

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National Trust launches year of action to tackle ‘nature deficiency’

The National Trust is launching a series of activities to help people engage more with their natural surroundings, as new research released by the conservation charity, shows those with an active ‘engagement’ with nature are more likely to help tackle the nature crisis.

Published : 27 Feb 2020

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A statement on our partnership with Cadbury

Read our statement relating to our future partnership with Cadbury

Published : 25 Feb 2020

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Vango and National Trust launch eco-friendly camping collaboration

Re-using almost 300,000 plastic bottles, a year, this camping collection is a ground-breaking solution to the abundance of plastic waste. The collection, featuring four tents and two sleeping bags, offers outdoor lovers and weekend explorers a way of enjoying the great outdoors at the same time as helping to care for it.

Published : 24 Feb 2020

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National Trust becomes UK’s largest membership body to ditch plastic from its 5m iconic members’ card

The National Trust has become the UK’s largest membership organisation to ditch plastic from millions of its iconic members’ cards, as the charity marks its 125th anniversary.

Published : 24 Feb 2020 Last update : 23 Feb 2020