West Somerset NT Association

When you are with the WSNTA – You are with friends

“ ...to promote social activities to make membership of the National Trust more enjoyable.”

Who are we?

We are a voluntary Association of supporters of the National Trust. We organise social events such as talks, trips, group holidays, pub lunches, concerts.
We publish a quarterly Newsletter. We aim to raise funds in order to provide support for National Trust Appeals, particularly in West Somerset but also nationally.

Where are we?

We are based in West Somerset and most of our membership is based in the coastal area between Bridgwater and Porlock, and inland in the Quantock Hills and Taunton. Our Talks are held in Minehead, and most trips pick up between Minehead and either Taunton or Bridgwater, depending on their destination.


Membership is open to anyone who is already a member of the National Trust, or an employee with the National Trust, or a volunteer with the National Trust. Spouses of Life Members are also welcome to join.

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Our Objectives


Why We Exist

Our founding members had an urge to join with like-minded people in supporting the National Trust whilst at the same time engaging in local history and geography, love of the countryside, and a range of social activities. We aim to have fun whilst also widening our knowledge of all sorts of fields of human activity. Many long standing friendships have resulted from these activities.
Since our foundation in 1987 we have raised over £170,000 in support of National Trust projects. We have particularly supported our local properties, i.e. Dunster Castle, the Holnicote Estate [including Selworthy village] and Coleridge Cottage at Nether Stowey. We have also made significant donations to national appeals, recent examples including those for Chedworth Roman Villa, Seaton Delaval, Tyntesfield, and Castle Drogo.
Association such as ours can only survive if new members can be ‘signed up’ on a regular basis. Existing members can help to do this by spreading the word.
You might be able to help by distributing our leaflets – please contact David Beach if you think you have a suitable ‘outlet’ for these leaflets, eg local library.

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Thank You To


Upcoming Events

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23 July 2024

Day Trips

13 August 2024


Car Treasure Hunt 2024
05 September 2024

Day Trips

Plymouth Gin and City Tour
03 October 2024

Day Trips

American Museum at Bath