Wildlife

Our places provide homes for lots of different types of wildlife. We're working to ensure that these special places and their residents stay protected

A hare at Orford Ness National Nature Reserve, Suffolk
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Aylsham, Norfolk

One day is never enough. Discover a complete Norfolk estate with something for everyone.

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Plympton, Devon

A wooded valley opening up to the moors of Dartmoor with a rich and varied industrious past

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Ely, Cambridgeshire

The National Trust's oldest nature reserve, and England's most famous fen

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A home for nature and wildlife

Find out the best places in Llŷn to spot your favourite coastal creatures; from seal spotting delights, the famous red-legged choughs, dolphin encounters and Porthdinllaen’s seagrass bed.

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Seal-watching walks

Atlantic grey seals begin breeding in September, with the pupping season continuing right through until November. We look after several places which are great for spotting these white-furred pups in autumn.

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Deer keeping with Dom: Spring at Knole

Knole, Kent

Spring is a beautiful time in Knole Park, as Dom talks us through the sights to look out for and what he’s working on as the weather warms.

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Summer in the countryside at Ashridge

Ashridge Estate, Hertfordshire

The hills are alive with the sound of birds, smell of wildflowers and sight of fluttering butterflies. Take a wander and experience our wildlife at its best.

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Record-breaking year seals 30 years of breeding success at Blakeney Point

Blakeney National Nature Reserve, Norfolk

The final count is in and rangers at Blakeney National Nature Reserve confirm that this year’s grey seal pups have surpassed 3,000 for the first time.

Published : 18 Jan 2019 Last update : 21 Jan 2019

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Winter wildlife walks in the South West

Across the South West there are walks which take in top twitching spots and great places to see winter wildlife.

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Explore Knole Park

Knole, Kent

There are over 1,000 acres to roam in Knole Park. Catch a glimpse of the wild deer herd, picnic in the outdoor seating area or join a guided walk in Kent’s last medieval deer park.

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Deer keeping with Dom

Knole, Kent

Every season brings beautiful changes to the 1,000 acres of Knole Park. Dom Andrews, Knole's park and deer keeper, talks us through the sights to look out for and how he cares for the wild deer herd and ancient estate.

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Visit the Wildlife Garden

Horsey Windpump, Norfolk

Our wildlife garden at Horsey Windpump provides a home to many insects as well as bringing a splash of colour throughout the year. Perfect for wildlife spotting, you can often see Swallowtail Butterflies feeding during the summer months.

Safeguarding nature

Find out how we're helping to look after natural habitats and native species