Great outdoors

Natural play

You can enjoy some real wild time this summer, here are our favourites for you to explore:

New woodland trail - Hardwick Hall
Playful journeys - Baddesley Clinton
Nature trail - Brockhampton Estate
Garden of Imagination – Calke Abbey
Natural play area - Croome

Summer walks

Whether your shoes are made for walking, strolling or conquering mountains, we're sure we have a route to suit you this summer.

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We need your help

Help us get cycling.

As a charity, we depend on your generous support to help us carry out conservation work and to improve our special places.

We are developing two new cycle trails at Wenlock Edge to open up more of the Shropshire Hills for you to explore.

Get cycling

Skyrides make cycling in groups even more fun

This summer we're feeling inspired by the Tour de France and starting our own bit of the legacy with lots and lots of cycling.

You can take part in group cycling with Skyride Local events, hire bikes at Clumber Park  where you can even try out tandem cycling, or simple head out on your own two wheels to explore more of the places we care for.

Dog Walkies

All dogs are welcome at Cragside

We know how dear your four legged friends are to you and we love to see them enjoying fresh air.

Our houses, and some gardens, unfortunately are only for humans, however there are acres and acres of outdoors spaces where you can enjoy walkies with your dog.

Where to walk your dog in the Midlands

#ntsummerfun

Join in with a summer of fun at a National Trust place near you

We would love to see where you're exploring, the wild time you're enjoying and the fun you're having this summer.

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What's on

It's the season when everything bursts into life and our energy levels get a sunshiney boost.

With spring colour,  trails and bags of family fun there's sure to be an event near you, it's just deciding where to go that's the tricky part.

Accessibility guide

Download your free Midlands accessibility guide to help you plan your days out and find where you can enjoy the outdoors with pushchairs and wheelchairs.