Land & landscape

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

Common heather, Bell heather and Western gorse lining the coastal path on the Great Hangman with the Little Hangman, Devon  152546  Restrictions
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.

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.

Why planning matters...

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.

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.

The gorse-covered cliff-land at Dinas Oleu, our very first acquisition

Uncover the history of our places 

This mapping tool allows you to see our places as they came into our care, find the ones closest to you and learn about their histories.

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