Responding to climate change at places in our care

We're part of the global fight against climate change. It is the single biggest threat to the precious landscapes and historic houses we care for.

Our teams are adapting to the many affects of climate change, from adapting to rising sea levels at Mount Stewart to reducing carbon emissions at Wimpole, we're working hard to protect our places for everyone, for ever.

Upper Conwy in the northern half of Snowdonia National Park is vulnerable to climate change

Responding to climate change at Upper Conwy, Snowdonia National Park 

The dramatic landscape of Upper Conwy in Snowdonia National Park may look resilient and rugged but it's very vulnerable to climate change. By working with local communities, organisations, landowners and tenant farmers we’re creating joined-up habitats that are rich in wildlife and resilient to climate change.

Autumn at Malham Tarn in the Yorkshire Dales

Responding to climate change at Malham Tarn, Yorkshire Dales 

At first glance, Malham Tarn in the Yorkshire Dales is buzzing with life. But this fragile network of habitats is severely at risk from climate change. Flash floods are threatening mature trees and nesting sites, as well as negatively affecting the soil chemistry of important wetland habitats.

Cragside House surrounded by green trees, under blue skies.

Responding to climate change at Cragside, Northumberland 

Find out how we're building on a history of innovation in renewable energy at Cragside and how we're tackling damage caused by increased rainfall due to climate change.

Pools of water with rolling fields in the background

Responding to climate change at Killerton, Devon 

Killerton is home to more than 30 species of butterfly, as well as bats, owls and insects living in the veteran trees. But all of this is at risk from climate change, which is causing frequent and intense drought, storms and heatwaves.

Dallowgill is the source of the Skell

Responding to climate change at Skell Valley, North Yorkshire 

Working collaboratively with farmers, landowners, other organisations and local communities, we are looking at ways of preventing flood damage, reducing silt build-up and improving biodiversity in the Skell Valley.

Lapwings flying over a misty Strangford Lough

Responding to climate change at Mount Stewart, County Down 

Mount Stewart Estate in County Down is a remarkable place, positioned on the east shore of Strangford Lough, it is exposed to the elements and vulnerable to climate change. Working with partners we are adapting to rising sea levels and creating new wildlife habitats.

Wimpole Estate

Responding to climate change at Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire 

Renewable energy is already used across the Wimpole estate but, we'll be going further with a carbon audit to help us measure our success and identify more ways to reduce emissions.

View of Ham House from the North terrace

Responding to climate change at Ham House, Surrey 

Extreme weather, unpredictable rainfall, drought and flooding are all taking their toll on landscapes and buildings of Ham House but, our team is working hard to put in measures that will help the estate adapt to climate change.