Land & landscape

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

The view from the top of Claremont's amphitheatre in winter
Waves crash against the Giant's Causeway, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland

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.

Pentire Farm

Greatest opportunity in a generation for our countryside to thrive 

Our countryside has its greatest opportunity in a generation to thrive if the Government delivers on its promises to reward nature-friendly farming, says Helen Ghosh.

A view of Great Gable from Lingmell Summit in Wasdale Cumbria

Looking after the Lake District 

We've been looking after special places in the Lake District for the past 120 years. Learn how we're playing our part in looking after this changing landscape for nature, for society, for now and for the future.

Dee Gathorne-Hardy, our area ranger at Ickworth, Suffolk

Inspired by trees at Ickworth 

Dee Gathorne-Hardy's love of trees began in the tropical climes of Malaysia. Today he works with other rangers and volunteers managing the woodland in the grounds of this 18th century mansion. They use woodchip to power the estate's biomass boiler.

A view of flooded fields from Glastonbury Tor, Somerset

Living with change - managing water and flooding 

We examine the ways climate change has impacted on the north coast of Somerset, and how we're responding.

Focus on...

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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