Conservation work, Solsbury Hill

Our cause

Patterdale1194002WHSvalleyOUV

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.

A view of Great Gable from Lingmell Summit in Wasdale Cumbria

Looking after the Lake District 

We've been looking after special places in the Lake District for the past 120 years. Learn how we're playing our part in looking after this changing landscape for nature, for society, for now and for the future.

National Trust team outside Birmingham Back-to-Backs during Birmingham Pride 2017

Prejudice and Pride: Exploring LGBTQ history 

Explore the LGBTQ history of our places and the lost and hidden lives of the people who helped shape them as we mark the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality with a year-long programme called Prejudice and Pride.

Greylag geese on Orford Ness

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.

Purple emperor butterfly

Purple Emperor success at Bradenham 

The careful work of our rangers at the Bradenham estate pays off, as one of Britain's most elusive butterflies, has been spotted there for the first time.

" Our 21st century ambition is to meet the needs of an environment under pressure. We want to continue to maintain the highest standards of care for everything we look after, while working in a way that feels relevant and necessary to people and their day-to-day lives."
- Helen Ghosh, Director General
Dan Jones and his sheepdogs on the Great Orme

Wildlife and farming on the Great Orme 

We're working with farmer Dan Jones and his flock of sheep to look after rare wildlife at Parc Farm on the Great Orme.

Wicken Fen - Lapwing close up

Where have all the lapwings gone? 

Our wildlife and the lives of future generations are at risk unless we change the way we farm our land. Peter Nixon, our director of land, landscape and nature, explains why.

Staff and volunteers gardening at Basildon Park, Berkshire.

About us 

We are a charity and rely for income on membership fees, donations and legacies, and revenue raised from our commercial operations.

Ranger with a pick-axe working on footpath repairs, South Ridge of Snowdon in the background.

Donate

It’s only with your support that we can look after the places that make our world a bit more special.