The diversity and beauty of wildlife across the South East is awe-inspiring which is why we are working hard to maintain, protect and conserve it for the future. From butterfly walks and bird-spotting to Herbridean sheep and hares, the South East has an abundance of wildlife on display by nature for you to embrace this summer.
Across our downs, within Newtown’s meadows, and deep in Borthwood’s woods, wildlife can be found throughout the summer across the countryside on the Isle of Wight.
Butterflies are emerging across the South East. Spot beauties like the Adonis blue on a walk at Newtimber Hill in West Sussex, or the Purple emperor at one of our Surrey Hills sites.
The grounds at Uppark provide a perfect habitat for native brown hares, which can be spotted on quiet mornings in March and April, when they are at their most active.
The Kent coast is home to salt marsh, mud flats, towering chalk cliffs and grassland. Its huge diversity of wildlife is one of the reasons we're working hard to protect it.
With warmer weather and longer days there is an abundance of wildlife to spot in and around East Sussex. From beautiful butterflies at the White Cliffs of Dover to Bodiam's bats and bees.
Enjoy the delightful scent and rich colour from the crowds of roses at many of our finest National Trust gardens across the South East this summer.
From wildflower meadows, ancient woodland and hilltop trails with a view, there is a summer walking adventure for everyone to enjoy. Make new discoveries on your favourite National Trust walk.
Make the most of the summer by taking part in the Big Camp 2017 from Saturday 17 June, for an experience you’ll remember forever at some of the National Trust's most special places.