Great places for spring walks

The stepping stones at Dovedale, Derbyshire

The stepping stones at Dovedale, Derbyshire

We've recommended our favourite walking trails to enjoy the signs of spring. Choose from short easy trails or longer walks for those who need more time in the great outdoors. Our guide covers some of the most stunning views and wildlife havens across the coastline, gardens and countryside we care for.

Top secret walks

Hidden or hard to find, check out our top 10 secret walks that can only be accessed by foot. A lighthouse, a henge and a 1,500-year-old yew tree are among the secrets revealed... You can download your favourite.

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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.

Walks for all

  • Walks for little legs

    We believe that you're never too young to get out and enjoy a walk. However, little feet can tire easily, so we've picked out some of our best walks for families with toddlers and small kids.

  • Two-day hikes

    If you fancy an adventure then try one of our longer walks. Our two-day hikes take in some really special places and are aimed at the more ambitious walker.


If you prefer a walk with purpose, then geocaching might be for you. The whole family can head out on a high-tech treasure hunt, using a GPS enabled device to track down a hidden cache.

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.