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Planning petition

Our planning system has protected much loved places from harmful development. The Government intends to turn this on its head, by using the planning system to promote economic growth at the cost of protecting our green spaces. We want them to rethink - sign our petition to show your support and join the debate online.

Rolling countryside - fields and woods

Gnashional Trust

This summer, we've let The Beano’s mischief-makers run riot at our houses, parks and gardens. Characters from Dennis the Menace to Billy Whizz will be conquering castles, meeting wildlife, racing ponies across grand estates and solving mazes.

Find out what they got up to, and how you can join in.

Shots from the Beano visiting National Trust places

Summer fun

The summer holidays are here, and we've got plenty going on to keep everyone entertained. If it's raining, check out our guide to wet weather fun, if it's sunny, pack up a picnic and enjoy a bite to eat in the great outdoors. Young explorers can join us for our Wild Child events or even try our top tips for summertime fun.

Children enjoying the beach
Short video on how to attract wildlife to your garden

Watch our green gardening films

Plan your visit

Folding map of the Lake District

Visiting us is time well spent

Watch top cyclists

Cyclists at Box Hill in Surrey

Win passes to watch some of the world's best road cyclists as they test the London 2012 Olympic route. Enter the competition to get a superb view as the riders tackle the most exciting part of the route - our beautiful Box Hill property in Surrey.


An Oxford Down sheep

In a landslide victory, Myfarmers have voted for Oxford Down as the new rare breed sheep on MyFarm. Farmer Morris will look to buy some mature ewes to breed from this autumn.  Become a MyFarm farmer today and get involved.

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Walking at Packwood

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