Better Out than In … Why you should be exercising outside

In this series of blog posts Ellie Dewdney will be keeping you up to date with current issues that could affect Britain’s most special places and what the National Trust are doing to preserve these national treasures. With summer just around the corner, this is the time of year when many of us (regretting the…

National Trust welcomes All-Party Commission on Physical Activity

The National Trust wholeheartedly welcomes the establishment today of an All-Party Commission on Physical Activity. We believe it would hugely benefit from examining the evidence for the role of nature and the outdoors in supporting increased levels of physical activity across the population. In March 2012 we published our Natural Childhood Report – which looked…

Row, row, row your boat

Based in Cornwall and passionate about paddling, Sal Erskine is the National Trust’s Canoeing Development Manager. Howard Bristol asked Sal about her connection with the coast and what feeds her love of canoeing. What is your favourite place on the coast? It’s really hard to choose. Can I have the entire South West Coast Path? But then that…