National Trust

Has Brighton run out of beaches to clean?

July 12, 2018

Thanks to an extraordinarily long British summer (ie lasting more than two weeks) I ran out of excuses not to get out there and join a local beach clean-up.  It’s amazing what we can achieve if we all get together to do something about an issue. However I seem to have a talent for missing […]

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A moody castle, a stolen priory and a silent cheese and wine party

September 20, 2017

Lanhydrock, National Trust, Cornwall, England We’re in Cornwall. Today we started off at St. Michael’s Mount and ended up in this non-conversational, companionable evening in front of our laptops. In between we visited Lanhydrock, erstwhile home of the 17th century Earl of Radnor, nicked from an Augustinian priority and owned by various family branches since […]

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Alone on Black Down, Sussex

September 16, 2017

These are the last days of summer – warm, peaceful, precious. There’s a storm predicted this afternoon but so far you wouldn’t guess it. I’ve discovered a bit more of the Downs. Black Down, the highest point in the National Park, acquired by the National Trust for all of us.

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