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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.

National Trust volunteers and staff cleaning Bossington Beach, on the Holnicote Estate, Exmoor National Park, Somerset

Targeting plastic pollution at the source  

Plastic pollution is one of the biggest problems facing the natural world at the moment. Lizzy Carlyle, Head of Environmental Practices, takes a look at cutting out single-use plastics and committing to a cleaner future.

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.


Driving a greener future

Keith Jones, Environmental Practices Advisor and 'green guru', is committed to creating a sustainable future, but his job takes him thousands of miles around the UK every year. Join Keith as he takes an electric car inspired by nature for a spin, and find out how we're working with manufacturer BMW i to grow the charging network.

Visitors crossing the Debdon Burn stream at Cragside

Annual General Meeting 

This year’s AGM will be held on Saturday 20 October 2018 at the STEAM Museum in Swindon - and gives you a chance to have a say on how the National Trust is run.

Building a bird box at Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant

Give wildlife a home this autumn 

Tick off another of your 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4 this autumn by making a home for a wild animal. From hibernating hedgehogs to snuggly bugs, find out everything you need to know to keep the animals in your garden safe and warm as winter draws closer.


We're a charity and we need your support to protect the special places you love. See where help is needed most.