Situated in the heart of England, the Midlands offers a huge variety of landscapes and places to enjoy and explore.

Time to reflect

Take time to reflect and enjoy winter walks this winter © National Trust Images John Miller

Take time to reflect and enjoy winter walks this winter

Winter days are frosty with crisp blue skies and crunching grass underfoot and the places we care for in the Midlands are the perfect spot for a moment of reflection.

We’re looking at how the houses, gardens and landscapes we own for the nation have changed over the years and how you can explore them on a winter walk.

Winter walks

Winter opens up our landscapes like no other season and offers great space for reflection.

For this reason we love nothing more than donning our walking boots and a flask of hot soup to explore new places and discover new views.

Family fun

Don't let the cooler months of winter stop you getting out and about with the family.

There are plenty of 50 things activities to tick off, not to mention all the outdoors play, welly walks and indoor trails waiting to be discovered.

What's on

Winter is far from quiet at the places we care for.

Guided walks, New Year's keep fit events, star gazing, winter tours, garden talks, snowdrop walks and lots of half-term fun are coming your way over the next couple of months.

Places we care for

You can enjoy hours of time out at the places we care for.

From acre upon acre of countryside, parkland and gardens to mansions, castles and churches, there is something for everyone.

Seasonal wildlife

You may spot moorland birds such as the Red Grouse even on a winter walk

Our team of wildlife staff, rangers and gardeners share the wildlife they see through the seasons.

From mountain hares and red grouse to veteran trees showing off their winter look, you can learn all about wildlife through the seasons with us.


Whether you're looking for a new day trip, somewhere to stop off on route north or south, east or west, or for a full weekend itinerary; houses, gardens, parklands and countryside places all await you.