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This week, we asked your #NTchallenge submissions to be inspired by *Woodland, Farmland and Parkland* with our friends @BBCSpringwatch. We think there is no better winner than this stunning shot, peaking under the Chinese bridge @NTCroome taken by @minksmiscellanies. The parkland at Croome was Capability Brown’s first landscape garden. As you emerge from the church on the top of the hill you are greeted with rolling fields and the imposing Malvern Hills as a back drop. Thanks again for all your entries, and we’ll reveal our next challenge as always this Friday. #nationaltrust


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This weekend we teamed up with @BBCSpringwatch and asked you to explore the countryside with our #NTchallenge theme of *Woodland, Parkland and Farmland* - and we’re excited to announce our runners up… We start with a classic with @lenniferocious, who captured a peaceful moment by the water in the Lake District. Next, @jonnyd81 found a kaleidoscope of autumn colour at Calke Abbey. In Kent, @pensworld spied a stunning pastoral sight at Sissinghurst. Leaving woodland and farmland behind, @happydays2012_gb headed for a parkland adventure at Lyme Park. We finish this week’s runner up journey on the pumpkin trail at Scotney Castle with @dominika2303. Thanks for all your entries – we’ll reveal our winner later today. #nationaltrust #Autumnwatch


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For this week’s #NTchallenge, we’re teaming up with our friends @BBCSpringwatch to celebrate the return of #Autumnwatch this Monday. As we’ll be returning to the Sherborne Estate in Glouctershire, our theme is inspired by *Woodland, Farmland and Parkland*. The #Autumnwatch team will also be sharing some of their own favourites over the weekend. As always, 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 both our Instagram channel and our other social channels; like Twitter and Facebook. Content may be shared on BBC social media channels. Watch out on Monday for our winner and five runners-up. No prizes, this one’s just for fun! #nationaltrust


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A lackey moth caterpillar (Malacosoma neustria) on sea lavender at Orford Ness, Suffolk.

What creepy crawlies have you spotted in your garden recently? #nationaltrust


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Still waters as the sun rises over Claydon, Buckinghamshire. #nationaltrust


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In the 30 years since the Great Storm of 1987, our teams have been working to restore the woodlands that were devastated by winds reaching up to 110mph. Lead Ranger, Mark Wardle, tells his story. #nationaltrust


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We asked you to look out for *purples, blues and other hues* this weekend at our places- we’re excited to announce this glorious @ntdyrhampark shot by @isabellacrestani is the winner this week. The delicate blue/lilac flowers in the foreground and the unseasonably blue sky above Dyrham house makes this the perfect alternative autumn Instagram. Thanks again for all your entries, and we’ll reveal our next challenge as always this Friday. #nationaltrust


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This weekend we were all about alternative autumn colours with the theme *Purples, blues and other hues*, and we weren’t disappointed! We start this week’s runners up of the #NTchallenge with these callicarpa berries at Anglesey Abbey spotted by @katherinedaisy_. More purple next with these colourful blooms from @worldthroughmylense taken at @NTShugborough. Next, combining the indoors and outdoors, @valds23 spied the natural dying techniques display at Wakehurst. @magdaleenkotze walked the Godrevy coast this weekend and snapped this picture perfect sea view. Finally, this bright bed @hanburyhall_nt shows all shades of blues, picture taken by @lifeaftersixty. We’ll announce the winner later today...#nationaltrust


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Friday can only mean one thing, it’s time for the #NTchallenge- the theme is *purples, blues and other hues*. Autumn isn’t just reds and oranges; this week we’re looking for those deep beetroots, pale lilacs and brilliant blues. Explore the coastlines and collections we care for to find shades of blue and purple all around. As always, 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 both our Instagram channel and our other social channels; like Twitter and Facebook. Watch out on Monday for our winner and five runners-up. No prizes, this one’s just for fun.


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Places that bring you together matter. With your help we’ll always look after them. #nationaltrust


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The statue of David in the Temple at Anglesey Abbey, Cambridgeshire.
The coronation of HM Queen Elizabeth in 1953 provided Lord Fairhaven with the opportunity to create yet another commemorative area, the Temple and the Temple Lawn. The site chosen for the Temple was an uninspiring hayfield known as the Six Acre - 'uneven, spongy and wet'. However, Lord Fairhaven felt the area has some promise and worked with its pleasantly irregular shape and the mature shelterbelt of beech, elms, alders, sycamores and willows which encompassed it. #nationaltrust


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