83 episodes

The National Trust Podcast takes you on an audio adventure through some of the UK’s greatest landscapes, walks, gardens, homes and collections. You’ll uncover the hidden stories, learn about the fascinating characters and meet the wonderful people that make all our places so special. New episodes are released every two weeks.
To learn more about audio programmes from the National Trust go to http://nationaltrust.org.uk/podcasts

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    • Places & Travel
    • 4.3, 124 Ratings

The National Trust Podcast takes you on an audio adventure through some of the UK’s greatest landscapes, walks, gardens, homes and collections. You’ll uncover the hidden stories, learn about the fascinating characters and meet the wonderful people that make all our places so special. New episodes are released every two weeks.
To learn more about audio programmes from the National Trust go to http://nationaltrust.org.uk/podcasts

    77: DAWNS and the Dawn Chorus

    77: DAWNS and the Dawn Chorus

    In this episode we continue to bring you ideas and advice on how to keep in tune with nature during lockdown. This time Andy Beer, author of Every Day Nature, gives us his top tips on how to grow a deeper understanding of the dawn chorus and to get better acquainted with your favourite feathered neighbourhood songstress. 
     
    You’ll also learn how to get involved with DAWNS, one of the Trust’s most ambitious musical mass participation events happening in the early hours of 16 May. To sign up go to DAWNS to https://dawns.live/
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    • 14 min
    76: How Gardens Heal

    76: How Gardens Heal

    When faced with heartache, music journalist Alice Vincent found a surprising remedy in her tiny balcony garden at her London flat.
     
    A complete gardening novice, Alice made the most of the little space and resources she had. What started as a distraction became an obsession and Alice slowly built a small urban sanctuary teeming with greenery and heady blooms. 
     
    She quickly came to realise the almost magical healing power of planting and growing. A new and life-changing kind of love story blossomed…
     
    In this episode, Alice explains how even the most unlikely spaces – from concrete yards to windowsills - can be transformed into beautiful ‘micro-gardens’. And she shares her personal experience of the positive effect of gardening on our wellbeing.
    You can follow Alice on Instagram @noughticulture  (https://www.instagram.com/noughticulture/)
     
    To read Alice’s top tips for gardening in small spaces, go to: 
    nationaltrust.org.uk/balconygardens     
     
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    • 18 min
    75: Things That Go Click in The Night

    75: Things That Go Click in The Night

    In this episode, presenter Jo Dyson heads to the Lake District for a night of camping and stargazing. But unfortunately for Jo things don’t quite go to plan.
     
    Jo swaps her tent for a tripod to try her hand at some astrophotography on a night time stroll. Jo turns to astrophotographer, Steven Hanna for a masterclass in photography. Listen to discover how you can use your camera to shed light on the secrets of the night. 
     
    Please note, this episode was recorded before UK restrictions to stem the spread of coronavirus. Please check current guidance before planning any activities.
     
    For more podcasts from the National Trust, visit: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/podcasts
     

    • 18 min
    74: A Beginner's Guide to Winter Walking

    74: A Beginner's Guide to Winter Walking

    With its icy winds, relentless hail and plunging temperature, are you prepared for a winter mountain walk? Armed with a map, compass and warm flask, presenter Jo Dyson embarks on a walk to experience the remote and barren beauty of the Lake District. 
     
    Jo meets the Wasdale Mountain Rescue team to learn how to stay safe on a mountain walk and discovers why the winter months are a surprisingly rewarding time to explore the outdoors. 
      
    To find out more about staying safe in the mountains and beyond, go to adventuresmart.uk (https://www.adventuresmart.uk/) and for more podcasts from the National Trust go to https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/podcasts  (https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/podcasts )

    • 19 min
    Bonus: A Toast to Blossom

    Bonus: A Toast to Blossom

    As spring approaches and trees across the UK burst into blossom, why not make this special time of year a regular date in your nature calendar?

    • 5 min
    73: Drama at the Back to Backs

    73: Drama at the Back to Backs

    Britain’s answer to a housing crisis caused by the industrial revolution, Back to Back houses were once a prominent feature of northern towns. An early type of social housing, the Back to Backs became known for their poor conditions, with their cramped design and bad sanitation. But what was life really like for the people that lived there? 
     
    Join us as we visit the last remaining Back to Back houses in the UK. Listen as we take an immersive look into the lives of the families that called these places home.
     
    To find more podcasts from the National Trust go to https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/podcasts (https://www.nationanltrust.org.uk/podcats)  and to find out more about the Birmingham Back to Backs go to https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/birmingham-back-to-backs

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
124 Ratings

124 Ratings

Hotwheel1 ,

👍🇬🇧

Great podcast

Modern Miss Mason ,

Refreshing and inspiring!

Thoroughly enjoyed listening to Alice share her story and inspire us to get growing, even in the simplest way. I’ll certainly be tuning in again.

JAC Photography ,

Things that go click in the night

What a lovely calming listen, in such an unsettled time. I felt like I was there with you and enjoyed it hugely.

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