Get outdoors

Take time out to appreciate the scenery on a coastal walk

Take time out to appreciate the scenery on a coastal walk

Explore the North East on foot

Will you take a hike to the top of a hill? Crunch leaves underfoot in the forest? Or breathe in the salty air on a seaside stroll? Autumn's setting in, and it's the best time of year to explore the countryside. Pick from our easy, moderate or guided walks:

Walks with views

We all love great views, and in autumn, there are some pretty spectacular and colourful ones. We've scoured the North East and Yorkshire for the best views you can get, and put them together into one handy list for you. Where will you go first?

Great North Run

It's hard to watch the Great North Run and not feel the urge to want to be part of something so amazing. If you're been inspired and are thinking about next year's race already - check out our running routes and groups to the right. We also host a number of races in the beautiful countryside we look after. Worth a look. Some could form part of your training.


Do you prefer running in a group, finding a scenic route and going solo, or getting competitive in a race? Either way, we hope our running groups, routes and races will give you inspiration to dust off those trainers and get running!

Our promise to cyclists

Turn up on two wheels

Turn up on two wheels

We're serious about cycling here at the National Trust in the North East. And we just love seeing people turn up at our places on two wheels - it's great for the environment. To say thank you, we promise to look after your cycling needs. We have places to lock up your bike, we'll help out if you've got a puncture, and we'll even throw in a free cuppa if you're buying a meal or snack from us.