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Recording the changing landscape at Polesden Lacey

Cattle grazing on the estate at Polesden Lacey, Surrey
Cattle grazing on the estate at Polesden Lacey | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

Help us to record the changing landscapes of Polesden Lacey - changes that take place as a result of our conservation work, but also changes that happen due to environmental factors. Over the next 10 years we hope to create a visual document that will show us how the landscape has evolved.

How to take part

There are posts located at key points throughout the grounds and estate at Polesden Lacey. They have been positioned in places that will specifically capture key areas of the estate, including those that are having, or will have, conservation work taking place, and those where we have concerns over the impact of climate change.

Having found a post, pop your camera, phone or tablet into the bracket, take a photo and email it to: to contribute to a visual record of our changing landscape.

Whether you're simply taking one photo whilst on holiday, or become an avid ‘Photo post volunteer’, your photographic contributions will be invaluable.


Polesden Lacey, part of The National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty (Registered Charity Number 205846 and Registered Office at Heelis, Kemble Drive, Swindon, SN2 2NA) (the “Trust”) are carrying out a project to gather information about our landscapes as they change from day to day and year to year. This is a long-term project which is set to run for 10 years from 2020.

Terms and conditions

These terms and conditions and privacy policy are issued by Polesden Lacey, part of The National Trust, and apply to all users contributing by email material to Polesden Lacey’s Photo Posts Project:

By submitting your images to the email address for the purposes of this project, you agree with the Trust to be bound by and observe these terms and conditions. All information detailing how to submit an image for the Polesden Photo Posts Project forms part of these terms and conditions. Submission of an image or images will be taken to mean acceptance of these terms and conditions.

Licence and indemnity

Participants must ensure that the photographs they are submitting are their own work, that they own the copyright for them and that they do not infringe the copyright or other rights of any third party or any laws.

Due to the nature of the project and the method of submission and storage of images within the project, we regret that it will not be possible to credit the photographer whenever the photographer’s image is used and published by the Trust.

1. Intellectual property rights

Participants will retain copyright and moral rights in their submitted images however, by entering, all entrants:

a) grant the Trust non-exclusive rights to use the images to promote or celebrate the project the images were submitted to or for similar future projects

b) agree that the use referred to in Clause 1(a) above may include publishing, displaying or otherwise reproducing the images (whether on the internet, on social media, in the National Trust Magazine, in exhibitions or otherwise) or for promoting and celebrating the project or similar future projects

c) agree that the Trust may contact them using the contact details they provide to discuss potential use of the images beyond the above

2. Limitation of liability

The Trust, including its officers, directors, employees, shareholders or agents, excludes all liability for any losses and/or damages of whatever nature and howsoever arising to the fullest extent permitted by applicable laws.

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