Land & landscape

We look after 250,000 hectares of countryside and more than 780 miles of coastline, keeping them accessible for future generations

Dudmaston comer woods family walk spring summer
Bog pool at Arne, Purbeck Heaths, Dorset

UK's first 'super' nature reserve created at Purbeck Heaths 

We know that big steps are needed to create landscapes where people and wildlife can thrive. This is why we've joined forces with like-minded organisations to form the UK's first 'super' national nature reserve at Purbeck Heaths in Dorset.

Historic landscapes

Whitebeam coming into leaf on Ventnor Downs

Trees & plants 

We care for 25,000 hectares (61,776 acres) of woodland, 135 wild landscape sites and more than 200 gardens, and have as many wonderful stories to tell

Ranger inspecting sunflowers at Rhossili and South Gower Coast, Wales

Meet our rangers 

From counting grey seals to caring for wildflower meadows, our rangers go to extraordinary lengths to look after nature. Learn more about their work and meet some of the men and women who work hard throughout the year to protect the countryside.

A volunteer clearing bracken on a National Trust Working Holiday at Bosigran Farm, Cornwall

Experience a working holiday 

You can actively help to protect our beautiful countryside on a holiday with a difference. Work alongside our rangers on vital countryside tasks whilst immersed in wild heathland, ancient woods or coastal views.

Why planning matters...

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.

Give

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

Volunteer

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