The drive beside the lake, leading towards the house at Cragside, Northumberland

Our cause

A Ranger at Penrose working in the woodlands

Who are we? 

Meet some of the people that work to help protect and look after special places. We are a charity and your money goes directly towards keeping places special for ever, for everyone.

How we're helping

River Derwent

Riverlands: how we keep our rivers flowing 

Rivers are the lifeblood of our landscapes, but now they’re in trouble – and so is the wildlife that depends on them. We’re determined to reverse this decline with an ambitious restoration project to bring our rivers, streams, brooks and becks flowing back to life.

Man chopping a tree with a chainsaw

What do rangers do in winter? 

Winter is a time when much of our wildlife is dormant. It’s also when many of our rangers are at their busiest, carrying out vital conservation work.

Support our conservation work

Llanfairpwll, Anglesey

Enchanting mansion and gardens, with spectacular views of Snowdonia. A whole day of things to see and do.

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Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

A Georgian Italianate palace in an idyllic English landscape

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Dover, Kent

Magnificent coastal site overlooking the English Channel

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