We value our landscape and as one of the UK’s largest landowners, aim to protect it for us all to enjoy

Winter landscape, frosty fields, reflected, Winkworth Arboretum
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. We believe the proposed road improvement could provide an overall benefit to the whole World Heritage Site, providing it is located and designed with the utmost care.

Views from the toposcope in winter

Nurturing nature at Kinver Edge 

It takes decades of knowledge and care to look after a landscape. Rangers Edwin Blunt and Ewan Chapman met to share their part in the long history of Kinver Edge, 100 years after it came into our care.

The storms battering the dunes

Living with change: Our shifting shores 

We're tackling the threats of a changing coastline to safeguard the coastline you love.

Winter on the Sherborne Park Estate

Meet the farmers looking after the Sherborne Park Estate

A traditional Cotswold landscape, Sherborne Park Estate has been farmed for generations. Six tenant farms make up the 4,000 acres of rolling farmland, parkland, woods and lakes - and the estate is one of the best in the south west for farmland birds.

Aerial image of the Shugborough Estate

Assessing the environmental impacts of HS2 

We're continuing to monitor the impact that HS2 will have around the special places within our care. Our response to the latest consultation from HS2 Ltd urges them to further consider the historic natural environment.

" We have to make tough decisions and break new ground to make our land fit for the future, but we're ready for the challenge."
- Keith Jones, environmental practices adviser for Wales
Sticklebarn and The Langdales

Land use and planning 

We get involved in the planning system to help protect our land and to ensure all land is used for the greatest long-term benefit.

Stonehenge Landscape

What the historic landscape means to us 

With the help of archaeology, we're uncovering the stories of our historic landscapes.

Screenshot of our land map tool, showing the outskirts of bristol

Follow the history of our places with Land Map 

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.

Support our Protect Special Places appeal

Give a gift to our Protect Special Places appeal today and help us respond to many urgent restoration needs