Join us for the Great British Spring Clean

We look after over 775 miles of coastline and more than 247,000 hectares of countryside – providing havens for wildlife and beautiful spaces for everyone to enjoy. It’s important that we keep these special places free of litter which can harm wildlife and look unsightly, so we’ve teamed up with Keep Britain Tidy to support their annual Great British Spring Clean on 2–4 March.

We’ll be running events up and down the country where you can lend a hand. Here's a few to get you started.

View east at sunrise from Badbury Clump on the Buscot and Coleshill Estates

Badbury Hill, Oxfordshire 

3 March 2018, 10am - 3pm

Ever fancied being a natural hero? If you’ve got some time on your hands, why not come along to Badbury Hill to help with our spring clean litter pick. Whether you can spare 10 minutes or a few hours, every bit of help will make a huge difference to this special site.

Woman helping with a beach clean

Birling Gap, East Sussex 

2 March 2018, 9am – 10am

Together with the Marine Conservation Society, we run a regular beach clean at Birling Gap to help keep the coastline beautiful. Bring the whole family along to muck in with our friendly group of volunteers, and see what interesting beachcombing finds you can discover. Along the way you’ll get to learn more about the wildlife you’re helping to save.

Dunwich Heath

Dunwich Heath, Suffolk 

3 March 2018, 11am – 1pm

If you have a couple of hours to spare, why not roll up your sleeves and get stuck in cleaning the beach and heathland at Dunwich? Not only will you be keeping this special place beautiful for everyone to enjoy, you’ll also be helping the local wildlife to thrive.

Sunset at Formby beach

Formby, Liverpool  

Do you fancy mucking in? Sea Life Manchester are running Beach Cleans at National Trust Formby, to help to keep our beach beautiful. Bring the whole family along to help us clear up Formby Beach.

Walkers in Obelisk Park at Nostell

Nostell, West Yorkshire 

3 March 2018, 2pm – 3pm

Join one of our rangers for a guided walk around the parkland, while helping to tidy up along the way as part of the Great British Spring Clean. The walk will take around an hour, with plenty of time to ask questions about the 300 acre estate whilst helping to ensure that it stays a haven for wildlife and visitors alike.

A colourful sky overlooking Worm's Head, Rhossili

Rhossili, Gower Peninsula 

3 March 2018, 10am – 3pm

Our team on the Gower are passionate about keeping the beaches beautiful for everyone to enjoy, and this year they’ve set themselves a challenge to work their way round the whole peninsula month by month. Why not come along to help out at Rhossili over the Great British Spring Clean weekend, or one of the other dates throughout 2018.

Children rockpooling at Studland Bay, Dorset

Studland Bay, Dorset 

3 March 2018, 10am – 12pm

We’re all about looking after special places so that everyone can enjoy them. If you’d like to help with this vital work and enjoy fantastic views and fresh air at the same time, then why not drop in to our beach clean at Studland? It’ll be great opportunity to meet new people and join in with the campaign to Keep Britain Tidy.

Picture shows a large rock close to the shoreline

White Park Bay, County Antrim 

White Park Bay, 3 March 10.30am - 12.30pm

There’s a lot to be gained from spending time by the coast, from the breaths of fresh sea air to the chance to stretch your legs walking along the beach. If you’re planning a trip to the seaside, why not take the chance to give a little something back by joining in with our spring beach clean at White Park Bay?

Winter view of Towan beach

Pendower, Cornwall 

If you have a few hours to spare once a month, join us at our monthly beach cleans. Enjoy fantastic views and fresh air while helping to keep this beautiful beach clean.