Our views

Our work can be affected by wider national and even global issues. Here's what we think about them

Sutton Hoo landscape and blue sky
Children exploring nature at Kingston Lacy

Working towards a green recovery 

With support from the Government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund, we’re kickstarting a green recovery that secures our future with action on climate and the environment, while ensuring everyone can enjoy nature-rich green spaces on their doorstep and access local heritage and shared cultural spaces.

Visitors in the Picture Gallery at Stourhead, Wiltshire

Six asks of the Government's Spending Review 

Read about our six asks of the Government's Spending Review to secure the future of heritage and nature, for the benefit of everyone.

Heather growing alongside a coastal path looking out towards the sea at sunset

Standing up for nature 

As the UK government writes new nature laws, we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to protect and restore the countryside you love.

Farming for nature at Hill Top Farm, Yorkshire

Brexit and the future of farming 

We're working in partnership with others to shape the future of farming and nature after Brexit.

Geese coming in to roost on Blakeney Freshes

Capturing carbon 

Almost three quarters of the most important land in our care is vulnerable to climate change. Not only do these landscapes support wildlife they also store and capture carbon emissions. Find out what we're doing to protect them.

Marine litter on a beach

Phasing out single use plastics at our places 

The National Trust is committed to creating safe and healthy places for nature and wildlife to thrive. To help safeguard nature for the future, we're phasing out single use plastics at the places we care for. Find out our plan to go plastic free.

Looking towards Stonehenge from King Barrows Ridge

Stonehenge A303 Road Improvement Scheme

The surface A303 divides the Stonehenge World Heritage Site - one of the most important prehistoric landscapes in Europe. We believe the proposed road improvement could provide an overall benefit to the whole World Heritage Site, providing it is well designed and delivered with the utmost care.

Puffins on the Farne Islands, Northumberland

Our views on nature and wildlife 

As the UK’s biggest private land owner, we strive to maintain our land as an environment that supports a rich diversity of life. Read our positions on nature, our work on reconnecting children with nature, and conservation stories from our places.

Sunset view over countryside surrounding a National Trust site in June

Our views on planning and infrastructure 

One of our founding beliefs is that places matter to people. Land-use planning is a key tool to help us look after special places. Read about our views on the planning system, transport infrastructure, and protecting our nation’s beautiful landscapes.

Landslip at Thorncombe Beacon, Dorset

Tackling climate change together 

Climate change is the single biggest threat to the places we care for. Find out how we're adapting to changing weather patterns, reducing carbon emissions and addressing the damage that has already been done.

Pwlldu Bay, Gower Peninsula, Swansea, Wales

Our views on coast, marine and water 

Water is essential to our role in caring for and promoting the importance of nature and heritage. Working with nature is really important to how we protect and look after 780 miles of coastline and manage water on our land.

View of Coleshill Park

Our views on local heritage and green spaces 

The places that matter most are often those closest to home where we spend our time living and working. Find out more about our work in local places special to you, such as celebrating regional heritage through Heritage Open Days.

Director-General Hilary McGrady and visitors at Croome Court, Worcestershire

Follow our Director's blog 

Keep up to date with what’s going on behind the scenes at the National Trust and hear first hand what’s happening at our places as Director-General Hilary McGrady shares her insights in the Director’s blog.

Policy & Advocacy blog

Share reflections and stories from our External Affairs team on our role in the wider world in the National Trust's Policy & Advocacy blog

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