Land & landscape

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

Morning mist in the parkland at Knole, Kent

Responding to climate change

Watch this video to uncover how we’re responding to the changing climate at places in our care and why we’re calling on the Government to make bigger commitments and bigger changes in this crucial year of climate action. Through local projects, partnerships and funding, we're working to heal climate harm, everywhere we can. Discover how individual places are adapting, how you can get involved, plus check out our hazard map and what happened at COP26.

Way mark sign on Devil's Dyke

Restoring rare chalk grasslands 

Working in partnership with nine other organisations, we’re embarking on a project to restore swathes of precious chalk grassland on the South Downs. In total more than 800 hectares of land will be managed for nature, providing a vital lifeline for wildlife. The project is supported by a £2.23m National Lottery Heritage Fund grant.

Low autumn sun shining through trees across the lake at Wallington, Northumberland

Mapping archaeology to plant trees at Wallington  

We're using aerial mapping technology to identify areas to plant 75,000 trees at the Wallington Estate in Northumberland. The project, funded by the Government's Green Recovery Challenge Fund, is uncovering archaeological aspects of the landscape dating back to 2,000 BC. Find out more about how we're using this analysis to inform our work to tackle the effects of climate change.

Erosion on Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike, Wasdale

Help us reduce erosion at the places we care for 

We're pleased that so many of you are enjoying the countryside but we need your help to protect the places in our care against footpath erosion. Find out how increasing visitor numbers, social distancing and winter weather are affecting precious landscapes.

Historic landscapes

View across the arboretum and woods  in winter

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

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.

Help nature thrive
Robin in the frost

Give back to nature 

More than ever before, nature has been our source of comfort during difficult times. But climate change is accelerating the decline of these green spaces. Nature gives us so much, donate today and help us protect these precious places and the wildlife that live there.

Our cause

We protect and care for places so people and nature can thrive. We look after the nation's coastline, historic sites, countryside and green spaces, ensuring everyone benefits.