Great places for winter walks

Ancient trees and churches, landscape gardens and lakes: take a winter walk

Ancient trees and churches, landscape gardens and lakes: take a winter walk

We've put together some of our favourite walks through winter wonderlands, taking in some of the most spectacular gardens and invigorating countryside at our special places.

Wildlife in winter

Get closer to winter wildlife at our outdoor places and nature reserves. Our nature expert, Matthew Oates, tells us the best places to find red squirrels, deer, kestrels, Konic ponies, mountain hares and much more. Walks range from difficult, for the dedicated walkers, to easy strolls of an hour.

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Please note: we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the trails added by members of the public.

Bringing the dog?

We know some great spots for walking, whether you’re on two legs or four. Dogs are welcome at almost all of our places and we have facilities to help you and your friend enjoy your visit.

The wonder of winter walking at Stourhead

Go on an adventure in this video with Head Gardener Alan Power, and his dog, through Stourhead's parkland in Wiltshire. See the woods and the world-famous 18th-century landscape garden in a new light on his favourite winter walk.

Secret walks

We’ve uncovered some of the UK’s best kept walking secrets. These hidden gems are only accessible by foot and all have something unique for you to discover. Each one has a downloadable route guide full of fun facts for explorers.

Two-day hikes

If you fancy an adventure then try one of our longer walks. We’ve got some two-day hikes that will take in some really special places on route. Brush off those walking boots and download our route map.

Our walking book

We’ve put 100 of our favourite walks together into a new book. Each one will help you explore one of the special places we care for. Walks range from two to eight miles and includes maps, instructions and things to look out for.