Staffordshire Centre

National Trust Staffordshire Centre

Who Are We?

We are a group of National Trust supporters who provide a range of activities to enable our members to meet socially, make new friends and get more out of supporting the National Trust.

Funds raised are used to support our local properties. To find out more visit our About Us page

What Do We Do?

We have regular meetings throughout the year, where we enjoy talks on a wide range of topics.

We organise a walk in most months of the year. In the summer we organise interesting coach and car visits, where you can enjoy the company of friendly people with similar interests.

Who Do We Support?

In our first fifty years we have raised over £100,000 for local National Trust properties. Recently our efforts have been concentrated on the Shugborough Estate, where we have committed to be the sole sponsor of the second hand bookshop. Find out more

Bookshop Shugborough - David Goacher

What's Coming Up?

Hopwas Woods Sun,by Bs0u10e01, CC BY 3.0

Next Walk – Thursday 8th August –  Hopwas Hill and Woods – details now on website.

Diary Date:

Coming soon

Click  on the logo to go to the Walks page

Next talk – 13th August – The History of Telecommunications – Nigel Holmes
Diary Dates: –

11th September – Tales From The Classroom – John Hibbs

Click on the logo to go to the Talks page.

Richard III Banner and Statue

Next Visit – 18th September – Coach visit to Richard III Visitor Centre at Leicester – NB Book by August 18th

Details now posted on website.

Click on the logo to go to the Visits page.

Donald Campbell’s Bluebird, Christine Matthews

2024 Holiday to Kendal now over.

Details of 2025 holiday will be posted on the Events page as soon as they are available.


Click on the logo to go to the Events page and scroll to the bottom.

The bulk of our 50th anniversary donation in 2023 of £3,500 funded the purchase of a ‘Touch To See’ tactile book and map for visually impaired visitors to the mansion. This has now been delivered to Shugbooug. In 2024 we have donated £2,500 to Shugborough to pay for a new weather station and training in the craft of hedgelaying

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Join In

Why not join us for a walk or come along to one of our talks.

Talks are held in Walton Village Hall, Milford ST17 0LD at 2.30pm – usually on the second Tuesday in the month, and are followed by tea, coffee and biscuits.

Check out our Events page to see our current programme and details of how to join in on our walks, talks and visits.

Join Up

Membership only costs £8 a year. For this you get access to a full programme of events and a Newsletter that we publish twice a year.

To see how to join, go to our Join Us page and complete the application form.

Membership is open to all supporters of the National Trust from Stafford and the surrounding villages.  

Help Preserve Our Special Places - Forever

If you want to get more out of the National Trust, make new friends and help support the historic places and countryside that we all care about, check out our Events page, give us a try and join us.

Mute swan spreading its wings at Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire - David Goacher (NTPL)