New face at NAT

New face at NAT

We’re pleased to announce that we have appointed a new Volunteer Co-ordinator, Natalie Butler, who will be working 2.5 days a week for NAT. Although not very much volunteer activity is possible at the moment she will spend the next few weeks getting to know NAT’s...
Something ageless in difficult times

Something ageless in difficult times

I thought this month a poem might be the best solution to the problem of what to write in these difficult and disrupted times.  Here’s a poem by Thomas Hardy that touches on the ancient and the personal, through a memory of the Roman road of his childhood...
Time to get involved?

Time to get involved?

Now that spring is definitely on its way – the blackthorn blossoming, the ewes appearing at some of our sites – we are starting to gear up for the coming season of school visits and guided tours. These activities at Burgh Castle Fort, St Benet’s Abbey and Caistor...
Hedges for wildlife

Hedges for wildlife

It’s the time of year when hedges and trees are surveyed and maintained at our sites. Hedgerows are key semi-natural habitats for wildlife and so it’s important that we manage them well. Last week I and a NAT trustee attended a special hedgerow walk organised by...
Search and Rescue

Search and Rescue

At this time of year, we’re likely to hear about search and rescue teams helping walkers and climbers lost or injured in the mountainous regions such as the Cairngorms or caught in winter storms off the coast. The relatively flat and cultivated countryside of...
Burgh Castle Almanac – a view from the ground

Burgh Castle Almanac – a view from the ground

This month’s blog is written by John Durrant who is taking part in the Burgh Castle Almanac, a project focused on historic landscapes and mental wellbeing. More about this project can be found at the almanac website: https://burghcastlealmanac.org/ Hello everyone, I...