Conservation efforts help protect the spring wildflowers at Glendurgan

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Coronavirus update 

From end of Tuesday 24 March, we closed all our car parks to further restrict the spread of coronavirus. This followed the decision to close our parks and gardens in addition to our houses, shops and cafes. We urge people to stay local and observe social distancing. Please do not travel.

National Trust Ranger, Mark Hipkin, inspecting the sunflowers at The Vile

Who we are and what we stand for

We protect and care for places so people and nature can thrive. We look after the nation's coastline, historic sites, countryside and green spaces, ensuring everyone benefits. With our staff, members, volunteers and supporters, we’re the biggest conservation charity in Europe. Everyone can get involved, everyone can make a difference.

Red squirrel

Brownsea rangers help red squirrels find their acorns 

Brownsea Island is famous for its population of red squirrels. But on the island, all is not as it should be. Over winter, Brownsea rangers had to give the forgetful squirrels a hand and help them search for lost acorns.

Gull chicks on the Farne Islands

Make a promise for nature 

Join us in making a promise for nature this year. Whether you want to build a bug hotel or reduce energy use, we’ve got a great set of promises you can make. It's never been more important to look after the forests, rivers, oceans and parks we love to escape to. Together we can make a positive difference to the natural world.

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 Bumblebee flies around cherry blossom at Sheringham Park, Norfolk

Noticing nature 

While research shows people are concerned about the state of nature in the UK, many don't make regular connections with the natural world. Discover why we're encouraging people to take time out to notice the beauty of their surroundings.

How we're helping

The remnants of a picnic from the 1980s found at Formby

Beach cleans reveal unusual rubbish 

Unusual finds have been discovered on the beach cleans you help us with. Some of the objects are decades old, including a ‘Claws’ crisp packet from 1976 and a bottle of rum from post-Prohibition America, both found at Formby, Liverpool. Though weird and wonderful, they show how serious the conservation challenge is for our waters and coastlines.

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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

An Italianate Palace in the heart of Suffolk

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Dover, Kent

Magnificent coastal site overlooking the English Channel

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