Climb a tree

'When I climbed up and looked down, everyone else looked like mice they were so small. I liked the fact that you could hide and see the house from inside the tree.’ - Jessica Swales, Kids’ Council, aged 8

Children sitting in a tree on a sunny day at Stourhead, Wiltshire
Climb some of the tallest trees in the UK on your visit to Stourhead National Trust Images / Nick Daly

Climb a tree at Stourhead, Wiltshire

If you've got a head for heights, a visit to Stourhead should be top of your list. You can reach the top of the tallest tree and watch the world go by.

Children in a tree at Brownsea Island, Poole harbour, Dorset
Brownsea's tree trail is a climber's dream National Trust Images / Ian Shaw

Climb a tree at Brownsea Island, Dorset

Brownsea Island is made for adventure. With its important links to the Scout movement, as well as resident red squirrels and a fun family tree trail, there’s plenty to enjoy on your visit.

Children playing in the woodland at Dinefwr Park and Castle, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire, Wales
There are thousands of trees for you to explore at Dinefwr National Trust Images / John Millar

Climb a tree at Dinefwr Park and Castle, Carmarthenshire

Dinefwr in Carmarthenshire, Wales is a National Nature Reserve, historic house and 18th-century landscape park, and home to some very climb-able trees.

Children enjoying the trees in Hatfield Forest, Essex
There are thousands of trees that are ideal for exploring at medieval Hatfeld Forest National Trust Images / Britainonview / Rod Edwards

Climb a tree at Hatfield Forest, Hertfordshire

Hatfield Forest is the best surviving example in Britain of an almost complete Royal Hunting Forest. Where better to find the perfect tree to climb?

A girl hugging a tree trunk
Can you find the old messages on some of the trees at Speke Hall? National Trust Images / Paul Harris

Climb a tree at Speke Hall, Liverpool

Speke is perfect for outdoor play and exploration, so why not tick off some of the 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾list on your next visit? You’ll get a great view from the top of a tree.

Children sitting on a tree branch at Rowallane Garden, County Down, in October
Climb the great horse chestnut tree in the pleasure ground and watch the world go by National Trust Images / John Millar

Climb a tree at Rowallane, County Down

Rowallane’s gardens are a mix of formal and informal spaces. Its trees range in ages, size and colour, and there are plenty of great climbing opportunities.

Children climbing trees in the grounds at Wallington, Northumberland
The closer the branches, the easier you'll find climbing the tree National Trust Images / Arnhel de Serra

Climb a tree at Wallington, Northumberland

There is something for everyone on Wallington's 13,000-acre Northumberland estate - including some fantastic trees to climb. The house is surrounded by an informal landscape of lawns, lakes, woodland, parkland and farmland, just waiting to be explored.