Woodland walks in the East of England

We care for a variety of woodland habitats in the East of England. Whether you’re visiting in the spring when new leaves begin to emerge, or in the autumn, when they’re bursting with colour – enjoy a walk amongst the trees.

Nick Marsh, Woodland Restoration Project Manager Nick Marsh Woodland Restoration Project Manager
Woodland glade in bright sunlight

Caring for our woodlands

Across East Anglia we are fortunate to have ancient woodland which has been continuously covered with trees since at least the 1600s, to woodland pasture and parkland containing some impressive veterans. Many are linked to the historic houses and gardens in our care and provide the perfect sanctuary in which to escape.

Woodland walks

Woodland management

Whilst much of our woodland across the East of England is in good condition, we are transforming some areas for the benefit of wildlife.

Many of our estates were planted with conifer back in the 1950s and 60s, some on ancient woodland (much prior to the National Trust’s management). This was standard practice at the time as it was seen as a way of generating a future income. Unfortunately, non-native conifer trees were often planted in dense blocks on unsuitable ground and without proper management.

We are now restoring many of these areas with native broadleaved trees, which provide the best habitat for invertebrates, birds, butterflies and ground flora. 

Thank you

We couldn't do it without you

Thanks to you we're able to protect acres of woodland in the East of England for ever, for everyone.