Dan Jones and his sheepdogs on the Great Orme

Our cause

Estate volunteer Colin hammering nails in to a fence post

Who are we? 

Meet some of the people that work to help protect and look after special places. We are a charity and your money goes directly towards keeping places special for ever, for everyone.

Ranger Anna Field with a bird box

Meet a National Trust ranger 

Anna Field is a ranger and ecologist on the Sherborne Park Estate. She started volunteering on the estate three years before joining the team full-time. Find out more about her day-to-day work and discover why wildlife conservation is her passion.

Brancaster Beach

Why do places mean so much? 

We know that every year, millions of people flock to our places, some visiting the same property, woodland, coast or parkland time and time again. What we haven’t known, until now, is why people are so drawn to these places.

Conservator Carmen Vida cleaning a decorative set of Flight, Barr & Barr porcelain from the Ballroom.

Support our Protect Special Places appeal 

We need to take action to help safeguard historic places and their timeless treasures like those being restored in our Conservation Studio at Knole in Kent. Please help our general funds appeal to give where the need is greatest.

Stonehenge landscape, Wiltshire

Timeline: 2017 wildlife and weather review 

Explore the nature and weather highlights of 2017, month by month.

A mountain hare shelters in a burrow

Helping wildlife to survive 

Once common wildlife like water voles and cuckoos are now rare and under threat. Our rangers are working with farmers to create nature habitats and help struggling birds, butterflies and wildflowers.