Walking

Discover the colour on a Great British Walk

Take a woodland walk through autumn colour

Explore the changing colours on a woodland walk in the Lakes

Explore the changing colours on a woodland walk in the Lakes

Nothing shows off autumn colour better than our ancient woodland. We care for acres of historic forests so come and explore as the turning leaves transform each species. You can choose from hundreds of downloadable trails on our walking map and use our ancient tree spotters guide to help you identify the trees as you go.

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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.

Pub walks

Nothing finishes off a long walk quite like a good pub. We care for over 60 up and down the country, and they make for a great place to relax after a day's walking. Stop in at the George Inn at Lacock. With its open fire, this 14th-century ale house is a welcome sight for weary legs.

Why we love our woodland

We look after some of the UK's most important trees, including Newton's Apple at Woolsthorpe Manor, which inspired the famous scientist. Let our ancient tree expert Brian Muelaner show you why we think they're so important.

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.

Discount on OS maps

Our supporters get discounts on paper and digital maps © Roger Coulam

If you're heading out for a weekend's walking a good map is always a backpack essential. We've teamed up with Ordnance Survey to offer our members and supporters 20 per cent off their maps. They've also got some map reading tips and advice.

Bringing your dog for a walk?

Our supporters get discounts on paper and digital maps © John Millar

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.