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nationaltrust  We protect special places and outdoor spaces for ever, for everyone. #nationaltrust Home of the #NTchallenge 📸

A common blue takes a rest while exploring Roseland. Where is your favourite place to stop and pause?
Thanks to Harry D using @LumixUK for the image.

It might have been a while since your last PE lesson but over the weekend we invited you to join our *Summer of Sport*. Congratulations to the winner of our #NTchallenge, @keithmh2016 who had us laughing when their game of croquet was interrupted by this bold peacock at Nunnington Hall. Thanks to everyone who entered and pop back to our page on Friday for a brand new challenge. #nationaltrust

With the summer holidays in full swing we asked you to join in our *Summer of Sport* last weekend. Here’s the runners up from our #NTchallenge: @therealrichguk snapped this 100m race @ntdyrhampark, @gunnlin1952 enjoyed a Sunday stroll @wimpole_estate_nt, @organisedjo took on a 6 mile dog walk along the Devon Coast, @saskia.bee enjoyed a leisurely paddle board at Cuckmere Valley and @hikingbritain_ visited Dovedale in the Peak District. Thanks to everyone who entered, keep your eyes peeled this afternoon for our winner. #nationaltrust

With your support, Bolero, Jasper and our ranger team can continue to care for the waterways @NTHareHill, thank you. #nationaltrust

With the summer holidays in full swing, this week we’re lacing up our trainers and dusting off our PE kit for our theme of *Summer of Sport*. So if you love nothing more than getting out on the water in a kayak or canoe, fancy picking up a bow and arrow and unleashing your inner Robin Hood, or just want a kick about with a football – this weekend, let the games commence... You’ll find more details of all our events by searching ‘Summer of Sport’ at Just add the #NTchallenge hashtag to your photos from today until Monday. Only photos uploaded to Instagram from now until Monday are eligible - any photo taken and tagged is eligible to be posted (along with the copy) on our Instagram channel and our other social channels; like Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr. Watch out on Monday for the winner and five runners up. No prizes, this one’s just for fun! Thanks to John Millar for snapping this fantastic family photo on the Fowey Estuary in Cornwall. #nationaltrust

There may be a lot of steps to conquer @UptonHouseNT, but the views of this made-to-measure garden are worth it.

A pastel sunset on the shores of Formby beach, near Liverpool. Photo: Catherine Blanshard #nationaltrust

Escape from the hustle and bustle for a last minute getaway in our countryside cottages. View the full details of our cottages at #nationaltrust
Pictured: Summerhouse Cottage (Somerset), West Challacombe Cottage (Devon), The Old Rectory (Lincolnshire) and 2 Siloam Cottage (North Wales).

Busy bees enjoying our bee friendly garden @nt_erddig. #nationaltrust

Young first generation farmer, Teleri, manages our challenging upland farm in the iconic hills of Snowdonia. In her first year she's coped with a bleak spring, an exhausting lambing season and training her young sheepdog, Roy.
Follow Teleri's journey tonight on @bbcone at 7:30pm. #nationaltrust

Last week we asked you to explore the *secret gardens* we care for. @imo_r_ found this slice of heaven tucked away at The Courts Garden in Wiltshire. Thanks to everyone who entered the #ntchallenge last week, watch out on Friday for a brand new theme. #nationaltrust

Last week we asked you to don your waterproofs or sun hats and head in search of the *secret gardens* we care for. Here’s the runners up: @dianalimburg found this hideaway in the grounds of Sissinghurst, @birdgirl48 wandered through the gates @ntpackwood, @rhymeswithcakes found the secret garden at Plas yn Rhiw, @teacase didn’t let the grey clouds deter them at Westwood Manor and @archayachan80 found a hidden treasure in the garden at Sissinghurst. Thanks for all your entries, keep an eye out later for the winner. #nationaltrust

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