Experience, escape, enjoy. Take your pick from a range of activities in the landscapes we care for – it's easy to make the most of being outdoors with us.

Great British Walk 2015

Celebrate the 2015 Great British Walk in partnership with Cotswold Outdoor 

Celebrate the 2015 Great British Walk in partnership with Cotswold Outdoor

It's time to celebrate the joy of walking with us. Whether you're a seasoned walker or putting on your walking boots for the first time, the Great British Walk in partnership with Cotswold Outdoor is a fantastic opportunity to discover the UK as you've never seen it before, and there are lots of guided walking events to join too.

Night Runs

Attingham Park Night Run  © Paul Harris

Attingham Park Night Run

If you've ever wanted to run around the gardens of a Tudor manor house at night, or explore ancient woodlands after dark, then Night Run gives you the chance. Walkers, first time runners and experienced off-roader are all welcome – these night-time trail running events will have something for everyone.

Sky Rides

Try out a Sky Ride at a place near you © Steve Barber

Try out a Sky Ride at a place near you

We've teamed up with British Cycling to organise more than 60 Sky Rides at some of the places we look after. They're a fantastic way to explore, and see some stunning views and beautiful buildings. And you'll get lots of friendly support from British Cycling trained Ride Leaders.

Sports for sceptics

If a run round the block really isn't for you, we've got some great outdoor alternatives. How about exploring rivers and creeks in a canoe or kayaking or trying your first climbing lesson? We've got ways to get the most sceptical members of your clan involved, see what's on offer.

Come out and play

You might not associate our places with playing sport, but we now have loads of activities that anyone can get involved in.

12 properties in particular have really gone sport mad this year. Together with our partners Sport England we’re offering lots of events, trails and kit to play with.


With a range of trails designed by our team of rangers, our routes are a great way to discover nature and history, There is also range of difficulty levels and distances to choose from.


We know that exploring is brilliant by bike, and we welcome cyclists to enjoy our landscapes. Our estates are for cycling allowing you to get off-road, and deep into beautiful countryside.


We have miles of great trails for you to explore - and all runs come with a view that no gym could compete with. If you want to get involved in some of our events, try a parkrun? 


Get out on the water and enjoy amazing surroundings from your canoe or kayak. We care for some of the best paddling spots in the country including lakes, canals, estuaries and coast.


With 775 miles of coastline under our care, it's little wonder that we look after some of Britain's most exhilarating surf spots, where you can catch amazing waves.


Geocaching is a great way to combine technology with a good old fashioned treasure hunt. Head out with the family and a GPS device to discover hidden treasure in loads of our places.