Land & landscape

We look after 250,000 hectares of countryside and more than 775 miles of coastline, keeping them accessible for future generations

One of the gritstone boulders standing amongst smaller stones on the heath, part of the Kinder Scout Rock formation in the Peak District, Derbyshire
River Derwent

Riverlands: how we keep our rivers flowing 

Rivers are the lifeblood of our landscapes, but now they’re in trouble – and so is the wildlife that depends on them. We’re determined to reverse this decline with an ambitious restoration project to bring our rivers, streams, brooks and becks flowing back to life.

Leigh Woods, Bristol

Lose yourself in the forest 

Escape the hustle and bustle of daily life with a restorative walk in the woods. From luscious green canopies to mist-cloaked trees, here are some of the best spots for forest bathing.

A view of Great Gable from Lingmell Summit in Wasdale Cumbria

Looking after the Lake District 

Home to England's highest mountain and deepest lake, the wilds of the Lake District have inspired countless poems, paintings and children's stories. Discover how we're working to look after this unique landscape for years to come.

Aerial view of the White Horse Uffington Oxfordshire

What the historic landscape means to us 

With the help of archaeology, aerial photographs and land surveys, we're uncovering the hidden secrets of our historic landscapes.

Drystone wall in the Peak District

How to build a drystone wall 

Drystone walls are a traditional countryside feature, marking important land boundaries, but there's more to them than meets the eye. Find out what goes into creating these intricate structures.

Wild ponies grazing, Snowdonia

Explore rugged Snowdonia 

The rugged mountain landscapes of south Snowdonia are steeped in history and littered with glacial fossils and rare lichens dating back thousands of years. From ancient forests to long-dead volcanoes, uncover the secrets of some of the wildest parts of Wales.

Joe in the tractor tedding the cut hay before baling

Working with the landscape 

With the landscape as their most valuable resource, our tenant farmers are working hard to protect it, meaning delicious local and seasonal food all year round.

Looking towards Stonehenge from King Barrows Ridge

Stonehenge A303 road improvement scheme 

The A303 divides and blights the Stonehenge World Heritage Site - one of the most important prehistoric landscapes in Europe. An ambitious plan to divert traffic through a tunnel beneath the site could provide an overall benefit to the whole World Heritage Site, providing it is located and designed with the utmost care.


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