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2011-02-17 11:33:00

SWINDON, England, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Trust has announced a major shift in its focus as it aims to help more people enjoy to outdoors and get closer to nature by focusing on walking, cycling and camping. The charity -- often narrowly and wrongly associated only with country houses -- will promote a range of activities that take place on the land it looks after, including walking, mountain biking, kayaking, surfing and camping, with over a thousand summer events...

2011-02-01 07:31:00

SWINDON, England, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Trust has revealed it will be backing the public's concern over the future of Britain's forests and is insisting that any change of ownership must protect public access to woodlands as well as their amenity, conservation and cultural value. The Trust has agreed a set of principles which should guide any proposed disposals. These have been sent to Government and the key public bodies involved after consultation with other nature,...

2011-01-21 06:29:00

SWINDON, England, Jan. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Trust has announced that three young grey seal pups born on the National Trust's Farne Islands off the Northumberland coast have been discovered hundreds of miles away on a Dutch beach. The first of the Farne Island three was found on the 13 December 2010 and was less than three weeks old when it made the 350 mile journey. After being found by a member of the public it was taken to a seal rescue centre in Holland. Pups two and...

2011-01-13 05:49:00

SWINDON, England, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Trust, the Art Fund and National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) are delighted to announce that Pieter Brueghel the Younger's 'The Procession to Calvary' has been saved for the nation after an intensive three month fundraising campaign. The 2.72 million pounds Sterling total was announced with the news of the NHMF grant of 1,034,000 pounds. Along with the Art Fund's 500,000 pounds grant that kick started the appeal, over 680,000...

2010-12-09 13:07:00

SWINDON, England, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Trust and Yorkshire and Clydesdale Banks' A Plant in Time touring garden exhibition has won the best Green Event Award (shows/exhibitions) at the prestigious global Green Awards 2010 gala ceremony. The award was presented at the Natural History Museum in London. Judging was based on the criteria of creativity, innovation, effectiveness of the communication campaign and media vehicles employed. The winning entries were the judges...

2010-12-02 08:20:00

SWINDON, England, Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- National Trust is urging shoppers to forget those unwanted Christmas jumpers, socks or candles and think red squirrels and large blue butterflies this Christmas when searching for the perfect present for that difficult-to-buy-for family member or the friend that has everything. National Trust virtual gifts help to raise much needed cash for a wide range of conservation projects and could help solve the annual what-to-buy-for-Christmas...

2010-11-26 05:07:00

SWINDON, England, Nov. 26, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Trust is inviting the public to walk with its ancient tress during the winter season. When it comes to ancient trees, the UK comes top of the European chart and this winter the National Trust's ancient tree adviser, Brian Muelaner, has picked ten of his favourite places to see these 'cathedrals of the natural world'. All of the walks, which will vary in distance, are free to download from the National Trust website with route...

2010-11-18 11:59:00

SWINDON, England, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Trust's carriage museum at Arlington Court is now generating its own income following one of the UK's largest installations of photo-voltaic (PV) cells on a historic building. The 113( )m2 installation near Barnstaple in Devon will generate up to 6.3 megawatt hours (mWh) of energy each year, saving the museum about 600 pounds Sterling from its electricity bill and generating income of around 2,270 pounds Sterling per year by...

2010-10-21 06:59:00

SWINDON, England, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ --The National Trust has put together a new online guide detailing the best places to enjoy and celebrate autumn, the season of mellow fruitfulness and one of the most dramatic of the four seasons. The new guide, called Awesome Autumn, includes information on everything to do with the season, from where to spot elusive red squirrels to tips on the best places to see autumn leaves and capture the rich gold, orange and red shades on camera. It is...

2010-10-20 08:13:00

SWINDON, England, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Trust has reported that a rare and distinctive thatch moss, thought to have been on the verge of disappearing because of modern thatching techniques, has been discovered at ten new sites and mostly on buildings owned by the National Trust. Before the latest discoveries, thatch moss, Leptodontium gemmascens, was only known to exist at a handful of sites in southern England. Matthew Oates, Nature Conservation Adviser at the National...


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