Join us for a Great British Walk this autumn

Join us for a Great British Walk this autumn

Great British Walk

From little ambles to jolly rambles, there are lots of great colourful walks to enjoy at National Trust places this autumn - each different to the next, but all are equally breathtaking. Whether you want to explore with one of our downloadable walks, or join us on a guided walk - what will inspire you?

What's on

Woodfest, 5 - 7 September

Enjoy music on the main stage © Richard Daniel

Enjoy music on the main stage

Every September Hatfield Forest comes alive with the sound of music, buzzing of chainsaws, chopping of wood and laughter. Whether you like folk, jazz or rock, there's something for everyone.

Dahlia festival, 10 - 28 September

The myriad of colour at Anglesey Abbey © Jane Honess

The myriad of colour at Anglesey Abbey

Over 70 varieties of dahlia provide a burst of late summer, early autumn colour at Anglesey Abbey. Get top tips from our gardeners on how to grow dahlias and enjoy floral displays in the house too.

Beer Festival, 11 - 14 September

What pint will you enjoy the most? © Stuart Banks

What pint will you enjoy the most?

Coggeshall Grange Barn's annual beer festival returns to showcase another great selection of beers and real ales from around the county of Essex. New this year - Thirsty Thursday and pub quiz from 7pm.

Heritage Open Day, 13 September

Discover more about this working watermill during Heritage Open Day © Andrew Montgomery

Discover more about this working watermill during Heritage Open Day

As part of Heritage Open Day, enjoy free entry to Houghton Mill and the chance to meet some of the characters who would have worked here in Victorian times. The Mill will also be working, from 1pm until 4.30pm.

Wimpole at War, 13 - 14 September

Wimpole at war home guard on the march © C.Hayburn

Wimpole at war home guard on the march

Wimpole travels back in time to the 1940s when food was rationed and growing your own became vital to your survival. Enjoy some great music and song, military and civilian living history, with displays throughout the day.

Outdoor cinema, 20 - 21 September

Enjoy a film under the stars at Wimpole © Lunar Cinema

Enjoy a film under the stars at Wimpole

Enjoy big screen entertainment under the stars in the beautiful gardens at Wimpole, hosted by Sundown Cinema. From "The Great Gatsby" to "The Young Victoria". Enjoy free popcorn and pre-film entertainment from 6pm.

Ickworth Woodfair, 4 & 5 October

Bring the family, discover rural crafts and enjoy the atmosphere © Sean Reid

Bring the family, discover rural crafts and enjoy the atmosphere

This year we're celebrating Ickworth's 25th wood and craft fair, why not come and join us as woodcraft and country craft professionals and enthusiasts come together to demonstrate and sell their crafts?

Hallowe'en happenings, 25 - 31 October

Don't stray too far from the path! © Geoff Smith

Don't stray too far from the path!

Scary trails, spooky stories, creepy crafts, pumpkin carving and lots of ghostly goings on. Will you be brave enough to face your fears this October half term? Experience one of our haunted houses if you dare!

Top picnic spots

When the weather's good, there's no better way to spend the day than a picnic with your family and friends.

 

Croquet anyone?

Anyone for croquet?

With the smell of freshly cut grass in the air, why not challenge your friends to a game of croquet on the lawn? 

Summer borders

Blickling Parterre with view of the fountain

As the summer ends, enjoy the sight and scent of flowers in abundance in the summer borders.

 

Hedgerow harvests

Blackberry black satin growing in the kitchen garden at Calke Abbey

Throughout September and early October is the best time to pick juicy blackberry fruits from hedgerows.

 

Bonkers for conkers

Pick up some conkers to play with your friends

From conker competitions to kicking leaves, even those with little legs can enjoy an autumn walk.

Fruits of autumn

Apples in the spring at Fenton House orchard, taken by Laura Nolte.

In the autumn, kitchen gardens will be bursting at their seams, as apples and pumpkins are ripe for the picking.