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View over Tumbleton Lake at Cragside, Northumberland, looking towards the stables with the colourful autumn trees behind and reflected in the lake
Autumnal view over Tumbleton Lake at Cragside, Northumberland | © National Trust Images/Andrew Butler


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Two National Trust staff crouching down to inspect the harbour wall at Mullion Cove, Cornwall

How we're adapting to climate change 

Climate change is the greatest threat to the coastline, countryside and historic buildings in our care. Our new report, A Climate for Change: Adaptation and the National Trust, reveals how we’re tackling its causes and effects and identifying future hazards. From protecting and planting trees to nature-friendly farming, helping people, heritage and nature adapt to a changing climate is at the heart of everything we do.

The Sycamore Gap tree at Hadrian's Wall moved by crane on 12 October 2023, Northumberland, with landscape in the background

Our statement on the felling of the Sycamore Gap tree 

For nearly 200 years, the iconic sycamore tree stood tall at Hadrian's Wall and Housesteads Fort in Northumberland, a UNESCO Heritage Site. We were shocked and saddened when it was felled on 27 September, and we've now moved the tree to a safe location.

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