Land & landscape

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

Views along Hadrian's Wall towards Housesteads Fort
Sunrise at Sutton Hoo

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.

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.

The surface remains of Levant Mine, near St Just, Cornwall, including stacks and beam engine houses

World Heritage sites 

We care for special places across the UK. Find out more about the few that have been recognised as globally important World Heritage sites.

Why planning matters...

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.

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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