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Welcome to the Earth Trust

Wittenham Clumps, by David HallAt the Earth Trust we think that the best way to look after the places we love is to change the way we live. We give people life changing experiences that reconnect them to the natural world.

The Earth Trust is all about people and the way we feel, think and act towards the environment. We are convinced that the world is currently at a turning point. At the Earth Trust we believe this is a challenge we can all rise to by making small changes to the way we live. We are convinced there are many people out there who have the ingenuity and passion to make a difference. We believe it’s our job to help them do so.

Read the welcome from our Chief Executive.

What we offer

We encourage everyone to live more sustainably and help them put this into practice through their daily lives. We have great places to visit, exciting things to see and a whole range of activities that you can get involved with. To find out more, explore the tabs above or get in touch.

From the stunning views at the Wittenham Clumps to the magical Thrupp Lake at Radley we have many unusual places for you to discover. You can get close to spectacular wildlife and watch our progress as we restore wildflower meadows and wetland landscapes. You can also get involved by coming along to an event, taking part in a course or by becoming a volunteer.

Our main areas of work...

Food and Farming

Our focus is on raising awareness about the production, distribution and eating of good healthy food. Sourcing food locally is a priority, and we’re keen to demonstrate the links between the local environment, wildlife, the landscape and the growing of food. Our Farm Step initiative is providing opportunities for local people to start their own green business.

Find out more about Food and Farming.

Water and Wetlands

Water is essential for healthy people, ecosystems and landscapes. We bring the story of water to life through a variety of engaging community learning initiatives on our sites.

Find out more about Water and Wetlands.

Future Forests

We are developing and championing a new integrated model for woodlands and forests, balancing the value of our forests for amenity, for wildlife and for economic return. Our national research woodland, Paradise Wood, is the largest collection of hardwood forestry trials in Britain and we’re helping to shape the next generation’s forest resource, resilient to climate change. 

Find out more about Future Forests.

Living History

History is an underlying thread to our other work themes. We use stories of the interaction of previous societies with our landscape to bring the heritage of our sites to life - how people used, cared for, exploited and shaped the land in the past. This helps everyone understand the impact our actions will have on the lives of future children and grandchildren.

Find out more about Living History.

Reducing our Footprint

Sustainability is at the heart of what we do. We encourage people to make a few small changes to make a big difference. We share innovative ideas from green gardening, homes and buildings, to fuel and energy via our social media platforms.

None of this would be possible without the generosity of our many funders, Friends, volunteers and supporters - find out more.