With many parts of the country seeing inches of snowfall, wintry weather has left many National Trust blanketed in white – although high winds have forced some properties to close today (Friday 13 January).
WEST SUSSEX: Belted Galloway cattle at Harting Down in the South Downs much on silage. By grazing the downs, the cows are helping to cut back scrub and encourage wildflowers to thrive. CREDIT: @TheSouthDownsNT / National Trust
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE: More snow was on the way when former ranger Rachel caught this sunrise in the gardens at Cliveden this morning. Credit: Rachel Forsyth / National Trust
TYNE & WEAR: Souter Lighthouse on the Tyne & Wear coast was a beacon on otherwise white cliffs. Ranger Mick said: “This is the first snow we’ve had for a few years.” Credit: Jason Thompson / National Trust
KENT: A moat and high walls proved good defences against the snow for Bodiam Castle and Ightham Mote. Credit: Janet Gardiner / National Trust.
KENT: A moat and high walls proved good defences against the snow for Bodiam Castle and Ightham Mote. Credit: Ightham Mote / National Trust.
WEST SUSSEX: Snow in the gardens at Nymans. Icy conditions forced staff to close the house and gardens to visitors this morning. Credit: Simon Toomer / National Trust
WEST SUSSEX: A tree sighs under the weight of recent snowfall at Gumber Farm in the South Downs National Park at dawn. Credit: @TheSouthDownsNT / National Trust
LAKE DISTRICT: A light dusting of snow on the fells at Millbeck, Great Langdale, was spotted by National Trust water adviser John Malley yesterday. Credit: John Malley / National Trust
YORKSHIRE DALES: Rangers at Malham Tarn were forced to leave at 10:30 yesterday morning as the snowfall became heavy. Malham Tarn is England’s highest freshwater lake and home to water voles and otters. Ranger Roisin wasn’t worried about the snow, which is the first of 2017, damaging the estate’s wildlife. “We find that snow is the only thing that comes out early,” she said. Credit: Roisin Black / National Trust