£10 million project to bring UK rivers back to life as we urge Government to “act now” on Green Brexit promises

Five of the UK’s most precious rivers will be revived in the latest of a series of major National Trust projects providing much-needed support to the British countryside during ongoing Brexit uncertainty. Today our Director-General, Hilary McGrady, will launch the Riverlands programme at Countryfile Live and urge Government to “act now” on its Green Brexit…

National Trust reacts to PM’s comments on the future of farming

Reacting to the Prime Minister’s comments at the Royal Welsh Show today, the National Trust’s Outdoors and Natural Resources Director Patrick Begg said: “The Prime Minister’s comments today are very welcome. Sustainable and profitable farming is underpinned by a healthy natural environment, which in turn is dependent upon a farming system that is sensitive to…

Love Parks Week and why it matters to the National Trust

As it is Love Parks Week, Keep Britain Tidy’s 7-day celebration of the nation’s wonderful everyday green spaces, we want to give you a glimpse into why parks are important to the National Trust and what we have been doing over the past year to help secure parks for future generations. While the National Trust…

Farming with nature – a farmer’s perspective

A couple of weeks ago farmer David Corrie-Close wowed an audience of politicians, fellow farmers and NGOs with the inspirational story of his and his wife Bekka’s commitment to farming with nature. Here David shares more about their experiences. When I was asked to speak at the Farmers’ Market event at Westminster in June, I…

Preserving and enhancing natural capital post-Brexit

Patrick Begg, our Outdoors and Natural Resources Director is discussing next steps for UK agriculture policy at the Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum Keynote Seminar today. Patrick gave a speech on the benefits of a natural capital approach – you can find his entire speech below. Good morning.  I want to spend a few minutes…