Imagine escaping the city, just for a day, and discovering a wild place with winding trails and windswept views. These are places under our care, just a short drive from the jostle of urban life, where your feet and thoughts can wander. Whether you want to run, hike or take a leisurely stroll, here are ten beautiful places to visit.
Run or walk on the trails at Osterley Park, a brilliant green jewel in the heart of our biggest city.
The National Trust's Dunham Massey estate offers an escape from busy city life in its famous deer park and gardens.
If you want to run in the country but not stray too far from Manchester, the National Trust's Lyme Park, with its gardens and deer park, may be just what you're looking for.
Whether on the parkland paths or through the dense woodland, the National Trust's Killerton estate in Devon has plenty to offer runners of any experience level.
Whatever your running experience, join the friendly running group at the National Trust's Gibside estate or just follow the trail markers for a real taste of the countryside on the edge of the city.
For the chance to run under Isambard Kingdom Brunel's famous suspension bridge, head to Bristol's Leigh Woods and explore the trails through the Avon Gorge.
With its ancient oak trees, moss-covered boulders and heather-covered moors, the National Trust's Longshaw estate is just right for escaping city life and running through beautiful countryside.
Runners come to the Clent Hills, near Birmingham, to enjoy the quiet and fresh air of the countryside while still being close to the city.
Explore the South Wales countryside only a short hop from the city at Tredagar house. It's perfect for runners of all abilities.
Just a walk down the tow path from Belfast, Minnowburn offers woodlands, gardens and trails for runners to enjoy as they escape the city.
Take a walk around one of the places we care for to see the glorious autumn colours. You could end up feeling happier, healthier and calmer.
From cruising along the flat routes of Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire, to tackling the slightly more challenging hills and valleys of Cumbria, we've got lots of fantastic places for little cyclists and beginners to explore.
There are so many activities to choose from at the places we look after - you're sure to find an adventure to delight even the least-sporty among your friends and family.