Puffins on the Farne Islands, Northumberland

Our cause

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.

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.

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.

" The need of quiet, the need of air, the need of exercise, and, I believe, the sight of sky and of things growing, seem human needs, common to all..."
- Octavia Hill, National Trust founder, 1888
Our walled garden supervisor, Ceridwen, working in the gardens

Go behind the scenes at our gardens 

What do our gardeners do? What does it take to look after one of the most important historic gardens in the country? We’re back behind the scenes at Dyffryn in Wales to discover what the gardeners get up to in early summer.

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.

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 dry stone walling

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