Walking

Discover the colour on a Great British Walk

Come on a walk through autumn colour

Catch the last of the flowering purple heather at Dunwich Heath

Catch the last of the flowering purple heather at Dunwich Heath

There’s an array of different colour on display this time of year. Visit Upper Wharfedale in Yorkshire or explore St David’s Peninsula in Pembrokeshire and walk through a sea of purple heather. We’ve got lots more trails for you to explore on our walking map, and plenty of colours for you to enjoy.

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Walking events

Come to one of our Great British Walk events and let one of our rangers bring the landscape to life. Our guided autumn walks and events will explore the changing seasons and how nature and wildlife adapt and transform. This is a great way to discover our places with others and uncover some secret stories from our experts.

Bringing your dog?

Don't leave your four-legged friends behind this autumn. We have lots of great spots for dog walking and facilities in place to help you enjoy your visit. We've even got dog-friendly holiday cottages for a weekend away, as well as a tasty dog biscuit recipe.

Come and forage for fruits and fungi

The fields and hedgerows we care for have lots of fresh ingredients this time of year, from mushrooms to blackberries. Our outdoor expert Matthew Oates has been out doing some foraging. You can get in on the action at one of our fungi forays and learn more about mushrooms, or just go for a walk and see what you can find.

Plan a walking getaway with us

Find somewhere special for a walking break, like here at Souter Lighthouse © Roger Coulam

If you'd like to try walking somewhere new this autumn then plan a stay at one of our holiday cottages and explore the local area. We have holiday retreats up and down the country and in some great walking locations.

Uncover one of our secret walks

 Check out the cascading Malham falls this autumn on our secret walk © Roger Coulam

Discover one of our hidden walks this autumn. These top trails all have downloadable PDFs with directions and interesting facts, and all 10 can only be accessed by foot; making them even more of an adventure.

Win a LUMIX digital camera

A blaze of autumn colour on Middle Lake © NT_Chris Roe

Capture the colour this autumn and you could win a Panasonic LUMIX digital camera. Post your best picture of autumn colour at one of our places on our Facebook page before Thursday 18 September for your chance to win.