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Domesticity Rocks - Weekend Pursuits

Lucy Nichol | Posted 26.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Nichol

I'm heading into a new era of cool. Hygge and wholesomeness. Nature and nirvana. Slippers and... nah, I don't need to dress it up. I don't need to be 'on trend' or part of a Danish movement. Cos I don't really care any more. Who's joining me for a cuppa and a bourb

'Springwatch' To Get A Brand New Location, And Chris Packham Couldn't Be Happier

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Entertainment

When ‘Springwatch’ returns to our screens in a few weeks, keen-eyed viewers will notice something a bit different. The popular nature-watch series...

Win A National Trust Cottage Break Worth £1,000

Polly Rayne | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Parents

Share a photo of your family traditions on our photo wall and you’ll be entered into a draw to win a National Trust cottage holiday. Five runners-up...

8 Fun Things To Do To Get Out Of The Weekend Rut

The Huffington Post | Tamsin Kelly | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Parents

You look forward to the weekend and then find your two longed-for days gobbled up with more relentless routine: mornings spent ferrying your children ...

7 Things Theresa May Wouldn't Criticise After Outspoken Attack On Easter Egg Hunt

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK

Theresa May on Tuesday broke from her notoriously default no-comment position to launch a scathing attack on two British institutions for their promot...

Look Out for These THREE Birds on 'Springwatch' This Month

Gwen Potter | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Entertainment
Gwen Potter

You might see the occasional black and white puffin or guillemot flapping furiously past. As you float into a sea of these birds, they flap away with a furious clattering sound, as their feet slap the water and their wings pedal furiously.

Win A Cadbury's Easter Hamper And a National Trust Gift Card

The Huffington Post UK | Mary Common | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Parents

This Easter, Cadbury is helping families across the UK celebrate with the Cadbury Easter Bunny trail, when this elusive fellow will hide thousands of...

BioBlitz - Where People and Wildlife Truly Come Together

Gwen Potter | Posted 11.03.2017 | UK
Gwen Potter

As you can see, some of our finds were common, some rare - but all demonstrate how critical it is to conserve, enhance and expand our wildlife habitats and how important it is for visitors to record our wildlife.

Springing Ahead

Gwen Potter | Posted 19.02.2017 | UK
Gwen Potter

Even the most hardened naturalists will have deprived themselves of nature in all this driech, but March is on its way. Spring will begin properly with risky plant predictions - primroses and wild daffodils, then bluebells and finally Welsh poppies. In a pond near you, tiny frogs will emerge from the water.

There's 10,000 Bright Pink Reasons Not To Hit The Beach In Cornwall Today

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK

Mystery surrounds the emergence of thousands of bright pink detergent bottles that have washed ashore in Cornwall, creating one of the most surreal im...

2015: The Year of the Jellyfish (And the Floods)

Gwen Potter | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK
Gwen Potter

As is becoming an annual event, 'once in a lifetime extreme weather' has brought climate change issues to the fore. More on this December later - let's start at the beginning, and the sunniest winter on record and the start of some very unpredictable seasons.

Shifting Shores: How to Cope With Our Changing Coast

Gwen Potter | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK
Gwen Potter

The 'power' of nature is everywhere - volcanoes bursting from beneath the earth's crust, lightning turning the world white for a split second or a lio...

Shifting Shores - Playing Our Part at the Coast

Phil Dyke | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK
Phil Dyke

We need to be prepared to adapt and move out of harm's way where ever we can at the coast, as 'holding the line' is going to become more difficult in the face of rising sea levels and increased storminess.

Summer in Wales

Gwen Potter | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Gwen Potter

The weather also helped birds - some of our nuthatches even managed to have a second brood at Llanerchaeron, while in late August some of our swallows in the barns still hadn't fledged, having arrived right on cue in the second week of April, exactly the same date as last year.

Can You Help This Punk Poet Celebrate The British Coastline?

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Entertainment

Does visiting the British Coastline give you a poetic tickle? The National Trust is inviting the public to help it celebrate 50 years of the Neptu...

Sounds of Our Shores

Mike Collins | Posted 25.06.2016 | UK
Mike Collins

Close your eyes for a minute. Think of a favourite place on the coast. Tune into your memory sound bank and start to imagine the sounds that fill the airwaves. It could be the sounds from the days spent at the coast as a kid when the day felt like it would never end. Or it might be a trip to a seabird colony clinging to the cliffs and creating an intense wall of sound.

The Sounds of Our Shores: Quack, Sniffle and Plop

Gwen Potter | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK
Gwen Potter

For many of us, the hooting, hollering and howling we hear on Britain's coast are a key part our childhood experiences. The British Library, National Trust for Scotland and National Trust's Sounds of our Shores project brings us closer to our coast, and the wildlife and people that help to shape it.

The Home of Trolls and Fairies - Why the Great Orme Is Great

Gwen Potter | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Gwen Potter

With great fanfare, National Trust has recently acquired the Great Orme. With 'Orme' being Viking for serpent, we have many sea serpents in Wales, including the National Trust ones at Worm's Head in the south and Ynys Lochtyn in the middle - we now have one guarding north Wales for us.

Confessions of a Secret Plant Lover

Gwen Potter | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK
Gwen Potter

What am I waiting for next? Male silver washed fritillary spinning and dancing in flight, skydancing red kites, powdery pink pillows of thrift and purple spikes of spring squill on the coast, meadows filling with colour, the coconut gorse and a turquoise sea - and that's just on the coast. Lots to come!

Drone Footage Captures Historic Clandon House Mansion Going Up In Smoke

PA | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK

An 18th Century mansion has been left a "shell" but some of its valuable historical artefacts have been saved following a devastating fire, the Nation...

18th Century Stately Home Gutted By Flames

PA | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK

Firefighters battled a blaze at an 18th century mansion on Wednesday, which started in the basement of Clandon House before spreading to the roof. Six...

I Hope Octavia Hill Would Be Proud of Her National Trust

Dame Helen Ghosh | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK
Dame Helen Ghosh

Fast forward to 2015, and what do we think is the biggest challenge the nation faces, in which the National Trust we can play a part? It's not saving great houses any more, though we need to make sure that people carry on enjoying them and feel that the past they represent is still relevant to their lives today. No, the threat is to the health and beauty of our countryside.

A Coast Full of Memories

Mike Collins | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK
Mike Collins

These memories of days at the seaside as children are part of our national DNA. Millions of Brits head to the coast every year. And there is a rich social history of the connections between the big cities and the nearest stretch of coastline.

Alternative Apps To Make Resolutions Actually Worthwhile (And Doable)

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Tech

By now you'll have seen these features in the papers, magazines and online: 'New Year, New You'. They're all suffering from a problem though which is:...

Weather and Wildlife in Wales - 2014

Gwen Potter | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK
Gwen Potter

Pretty much every beach had some birds washed up. At Ashridge, one of the oldest beeches fell along with hundreds of other trees. Some of our ancient and veteran trees succumbed in quite spectacular ways, with their sheer size meaning their falls resulted in a domino effect, the aftermath of which we are still dealing with in some places.