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A design concept for the restoration, reimagining and rebuilding of Clandon Park

Architect appointed to rebuild Clandon Park 

Allies and Morrison, a multi award-winning architecture and urban planning practice, have been chosen to help us restore, rebuild and reimagine Clandon Park. They were the unanimous choice of the jury following the international design competition that attracted some of the world’s leading designers.

Sheep on Cheddar Gorge

Counting sheep and goats in the gorge 

It’s been a busy year for the feral goats and feral soay sheep that live at Cheddar Gorge in Somerset. The annual count, carried out by rangers, volunteers and students, tallied over 100 sheep and 60 goats, marking a small rise in the populations of both animals.

Barn owls shown at their nesting site at Lindisfarne Castle

Owls are kings of the castle 

A family of barn owls resting in a latrine was not what we expected to find during a major restoration project at Northumberland's Lindisfarne Castle.

Wessenden Valley, Marsden Moor, West Yorkshire

Annual Report 2016/17 released 

Our Annual Report 2016/2017 has been released.

A red squirrel sits on a branch gnawing at a hazelnut

Reviving the red squirrel population  

Threatened red squirrel numbers are thriving against the odds on one of Britain’s largest estates, after painstaking work by one of our dedicated rangers.

A  view of the White Cliffs of Dover

Dame Vera Lynn backs £1m appeal to secure future of White Cliffs  

Dame Vera Lynn pledges her support as we launch a £1 million appeal to further protect the future of the White Cliffs of Dover.

Rainbow lanyard and badge

Heard about Felbrigg's lanyards and badges?

You may have read recent coverage about our Pride and Prejudice badges and lanyards. Find out what they're all about and how our volunteers have the option to wear them.

Pentire Farm

Greatest opportunity in a generation for our countryside to thrive 

Our countryside has its greatest opportunity in a generation to thrive if the Government delivers on its promises to reward nature-friendly farming, says Helen Ghosh.