Autumn hues wash over the landscape

Our cause

For everyone, for ever

Protecting nature, beauty and history

Hand-watercoloured photographic composite panorama

Photographing the Great Ship Burial at Sutton Hoo 

Discover the recent digitisation work carried out on archive images taken at the time of the excavation of the Great Ship Burial by Mercie Lack and Barbara Wagstaff, and how you can explore them today. These images, captured in 1939, helped record this fascinating moment of discovery.

Tackling climate change

Responding to climate change

Watch this video to uncover how we’re responding to the changing climate at places in our care and why we’re calling on the Government to make bigger commitments and bigger changes in this crucial year of climate action. Through local projects, partnerships and funding, we're working to heal climate harm, everywhere we can. Discover how individual places are adapting, how you can get involved, plus check out our hazard map and COP26 plans.

Caring for trees

How you're helping to plant trees

Our ambition to plant and establish 20 million trees by 2030 is progressing at pace thanks to your support. We've already planted thousands of young saplings across the UK, and we've also identified sites for a further 1.5 million trees to be planted during the next two years. Watch this video to find out how you've supported tree planting at Conygree Farm on the Sherborne Park Estate in Gloucestershire.

Conservation and discovery

Exploring culture and heritage

" As a charity we appreciate your support now more than ever in these difficult times. Over the past year it’s become clear just how much we all need fresh air, open space and beauty. Your donation today will help look after all our special places for everyone, for ever."
- Lydia Lee, National Trust Fundraising Director

Looking after special places