Three great places for seeing autumn colours in Dorset

(And for stopping for refreshments too, obviously.) At this time of year, one of the best things to do is go for a brisk walk around the countryside where you can see the leaves changing colours and the squirrels playing.  If that sounds like the sort of thing you’d like to do, preferably before or […]

National Trust announces plans to phase reopening of parks and gardens in Dorset

The National Trust has announced that from 3rd June, it will begin a phased reopening of its parks and gardens across England and Northern Ireland following recent updates from the government. The reopening will be done using an advanced booking system to limit visitor numbers and maintain public safety. This announcement comes after the UK […]

National Trust reports ‘emboldened wildlife’ during lockdown

According to the National Trust, famous monuments and formal gardens have been reclaimed by wildlife, with peregrines nesting in castles, partridges strolling across car parks and buzzards hanging out in orangeries. Cuckoos and badger cubs have also been spotted playing in the grounds during daylight and even orcas have been spotted in Northern Ireland! The […]

National Trust calls for UK’s letters from lockdown

The National Trust is calling for people around the UK to share their letters with the conservation charity and its followers and members, about their lockdown experiences. The Trust plans to add a selection to its historic collection of letters. In the two-week period from 11-25 March, the charity saw a 1,000% jump in visits […]

Enjoy Easter break at home, urges National Trust Director General

The Director-General of the National Trust, Hilary McGrady, has today called for people across the UK to stay at home this Easter as part of the national collective effort to halt the spread of the coronavirus. She has also recorded a video message to be shared with millions of members encouraging people not to travel […]

Can you help the National Trust care for your coast?

There are two pieces of litter for every footstep you take on a beach. That’s the scary new statistics released by the National Trust. The tide of litter on Britain’s beaches appears to be on the increase, quantities of litter on UK beaches have more than doubled since 1994, and plastic now accounts for over […]

5 Romantic places to visit in Dorset

As Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, we thought we’d put together a few of our favourite romantic places to spend the day while in Dorset. Naturally, these places all have fabulous places to stop for a picnic which you can create from the region’s delis and Farm Shops. Or of course, it’s a great excuse […]

Snowdrops in the South West

Snowdrops are popping up across the South West, bringing that first sign that spring isn’t a too-distant hope and will be returning soon enough. In many gardens that the National Trust care for, swathes of snowdrops can be seen; here’s a guide to the top spots perfect for exploring followed by warming treats in the […]