On streamlining lumps and bumps

On streamlining lumps and bumps

The consultation period for the government’s Planning for the Future White Paper closed at the end of October. The stated aims of the proposals issued by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government are ‘to streamline and modernise the planning process,...
‘bleated-into, grassy spaces’

‘bleated-into, grassy spaces’

Last month I visited Middleton Mount to carry out my regular site inspection and was accompanied by these inquisitive creatures. I’m always very happy to see the arrival of the sheep here in August when they begin their job of tidying up the long grass and smoothing...
Access: finding a balance

Access: finding a balance

A phenomenon of the COVID-19 crisis has been a nation-wide increase in visits to outdoor spaces. This is reflected in the high numbers of people visiting national parks, city parks and beaches as seen on the news.  We have also seen increases in visitors to NAT sites,...
Seen from above

Seen from above

This month Natalie Butler, NAT’s new volunteer co-ordinator, looks at St Benet’s Abbey from an unusual angle: ‘One of the pleasures of my new job is reacquainting myself with some of Norfolk’s most significant archaeological sites. Last week I visited St...
‘A feeling of belonging’

‘A feeling of belonging’

Over the past two years the Burgh Castle Almanac project, led by the Restoration Trust, has been supporting people who experience mental illness through a creative approach to exploring the history and landscapes of the Roman Fort. Before the coronavirus outbreak this...