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Our latest news stories, profiles of our experts and our views on news that we care about

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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.

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Grandparents revealed to be the most adventurous of us all  

Grandparents were much more adventurous during their youth in the great outdoors than today's youngsters - half of whom have never even climbed a tree, a survey shows.

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The Lake District becomes a World Heritage Site 

The Lake District has become a World Heritage Site joining iconic locations such as the Taj Mahal, the Great Barrier Reef and Grand Canyon as a place of international acclaim.

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Archaeologists discover ‘secret square’ beneath stone circle

What is thought to be a unique square monument has been found by archaeologists working in the Avebury stone circle. A research team led by the University of Leicester and University of Southampton has used geophysical techniques to investigate without digging.

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Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize shortlist announced 

Read he shortlist for this year's Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize, celebrating the best books about nature, outdoors and UK travel. The winner will be announced at Country File Live.

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Our plan to restore nature at our places 

Find out more about our ambitious plans to restore nature at our places, creating 25,000 hectares of new wildlife habitats by 2025.

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A new Tree Charter for the 21st century 

We have joined the call for a new Tree Charter to protect people’s rights to the benefits of trees and woods.

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Knole’s future secure as we open doors to new conservation studio 

The conservation studio is part of a major building, conservation and restoration project – the largest in the Trust’s history – which will rescue Knole from centuries of decay and open up spaces never seen before.

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Clandon Park International Design Competition

Through our International Design Competition we’re searching for a world-class multidisciplinary design team to restore and reimagine Clandon Park, following the major fire. The competition launched in March and following the shortlist announcement, the winning team will be revealed in early autumn.

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