Exotic gardens, ancient houses and mining history encircled by a much-loved coastline

Family walking with dog through woods

February half-term 

The places cared for by the National Trust are packed full of things to do this half-term. There's also a huge range of events, from trails galore to 50 things activities.

Winter is a great time to explore

Find somewhere new

Girl walking through spring flowers in the garden at a National Trust property

Find a place to visit 

Discover somewhere to visit using our search. In the South West you're never far from somewhere to explore.

Outdoors this winter

Mother and child eating outside at Penrose in Cornwall

Winter walk with tea and cake 

Wooded walks around Cornwall's largest natural lake. Penrose features woodland tracks and open parkland is ideal for buggies, plus a café open at weekends with winter.

" Walking on the coast in the winter is one of the most romantic things to do. I love the beach, blows the cobwebs away and makes you feel alive."
- Jackie Bailey, a regular visitor to Cornwall
Guided walk at Stonehenge Landscape

Find an event 

Places in the South West host everything from outdoor cinema to ranger days and guided walks.

A family on the Bath Skyline walk

Top walks in the South West 

Looking for some inspiration for your next walk? Here's the 10 most popular National Trust walks in the South West at the moment.



Journey from wild coasts, moorland and curious historic houses to lush gardens and beaches in Devon.


Moorland, woods, cycle trails, historic houses, gardens and coast are all close to this maritime city.


Amongst the mysteries of the moor are a gorge, a forge and a spectacular modern fortress.