Since 1977, thousands of LWM volunteers have given almost 200,000 hours at National Trust properties all over Britain, passing on traditional skills like hedge-laying & path building to people like you each month, on our bargain days & weekends away. We’re about getting hands dirty & seeing new places. Rolling parkland or rugged landscapes, we’ve done it all, making lifelong friends & more, every time giving something back to the places that inspire us all. With all that work, no-one will blink when you take seconds of pudding…LWM & you – can you picture it?

EXPLORE WITH US You never know what you might find


Like the Trust, we began as independent friends working to keep green spaces available to all. That simple aim & some long friendships grew our numbers & our network of National Trust Rangers around London & beyond, in exchange for work outdoors. LWM’s small friendly teams work most weekends, behind the scenes of those old places & build on that bold legacy.


LWM’s one & two day events bring old friends & new faces to work as a team with experienced, knowledgeable National Trust Rangers who give training, provide tools & safety gear, & bunks for weekends. You just need to get there (with basic kit), & we sort the rest. We’ll even cook you dinner & breakfast if you stay over, & usually a cup of tea in bed!Come & be one of the unsung heroes.

Start Something

Book a free day task, or a £10 weekend. You just need to get there (with basic kit), & we sort the rest. We all work at our own pace & figure out how to do the task together, and every hour builds to rewards & a free National Trust volunteer card! You might even get to live for the weekend on a closed Trust estate…Come & see what keeps us coming back.

Be part of the next chapter