We value our landscape and as one of the UK’s largest landowners, aim to protect it for us all to enjoy

Farmland in Ysbyty Ifan, Snowdonia
The storms battering the dunes

Living with change: Our shifting shores 

We're tackling the threats of a changing coastline to safeguard the coastline you love.

Aerial image of the Shugborough Estate

Assessing the environmental impacts of HS2 

We're continuing to monitor the impact that HS2 will have around the special places within our care. Our response to the latest consultation from HS2 Ltd urges them to further consider the historic natural environment.

Sticklebarn and The Langdales

Land use and planning 

We get involved in the planning system to help protect our land and to ensure all land is used for the greatest long-term benefit.

Stonehenge Landscape

What the historic landscape means to us 

With the help of archaeology, we're uncovering the stories of our historic landscapes.

" I was chosen to be Chief Forester by my school. I like the feeling of responsibility I get from being Chief Forester. My confidence has been boosted a lot by Forest School. I feel much freer and relaxed."
- Clarke, aged 10 - junior ranger at Nymans
The gorse-covered cliff-land at Dinas Oleu, our very first acquisition

Follow the history of our places with Land Map 

This mapping tool allows you to see our places as they came into our care, find the ones closest to you and learn about their histories.

Track towards Black Down, from Hindhead Common, Surrey

Returning Hindhead Commons to nature 

Following completion of a new tunnel to bypass a notorious traffic bottle neck in the Surrey village of Hindhead, the old A3 has officially been 'returned to nature'.

" We have to make tough decisions and break new ground to make our land fit for the future, but we're ready for the challenge."
- Keith Jones, environmental practices adviser for Wales


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