Land & landscape

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

Mountains and woods reflected in a mirror-like lake
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 patchwork of small strip fields on the Vile, Gower

Managing the Vile 

Rangers on the Vile in Rhossili are on a mission to restore this ancient landscape to its former glory. Creating hay meadows, planting nature-friendly crops and managing hedgerows are all part of the plan to make the Gower landscape a wildlife haven.

Why planning matters...

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 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.


We're a charity and rely on your donations to help our conservation work


Each year thousands of volunteers join us in caring for all the special places you love