Making a coastal path around the English coast a reality

In this blog, originally posted on the Natural England site, our Natural Environment Director, Simon Pryor, discusses coastal access and The England Coast Path. This blog was originally posted by Natural England on 19 January 2017   Simon Pryor, Natural Environment Director at the National Trust writes about working with Natural England to make our exciting…

Coastal conundrums and climate change

Ten years ago the National Trust investigated how the coastline was likely to change over the next 100 years, and we concluded in our Shifting Shores report that, as a nation, we can no longer rely solely on building our way out of trouble at the coast. Today, our new report Shifting Shores – playing our…

Make Your Christmas Walk a Coastal One

It’s now less than a week until Christmas. However, due to the milder weather this year, I have heard a lot a people grumble that it simply does not feel like Christmas. If there is an activity that is guaranteed to deliver on the chill factor, it is a bracing winter walk by the coast.…

What the coast means to me: Rosie Perry

Here on the Places blog, Howard has been asking work associates what the coast means to them. As the new Neptune intern, I thought it would be nice to round up the series with some of my own coastal memories. Like many, my love of the coast stems from happy childhood memories. Reminiscing upon my…

What the coast means to me: Morwenna

A few weeks ago, Coast and Marine Advisor Phil Dyke told us how his love of the coast impacts on his work. But it’s not just our Coast and Marine Advisor who loves the coast. It is also a special place for Morwenna Slade, who is working on the National Trust’s Fit for the Future campaign. Howard Bristol, our Neptune Coastline intern, asked her…

Coastal reflections with Patrick Barkham

Pen in hand and notebook at the ready: when author and journalist Patrick Barkham visited Dover and South Foreland Lighthouse a few weeks ago, it was not just to make the most of the stunning weather. Patrick, who is writing a book celebrating the National Trust’s Neptune Coastline Campaign and coastal work, was there to…