Explore abbey ruins, magnificent houses, glorious gardens and some fantastic stretches of coast and countryside. There's always something to inspire your day out in Yorkshire.

Walk somewhere new this autumn © Chris Lacey

Walk somewhere new this autumn

Ranger's favourite walks

Our Rangers know the countryside they look after like the back of their hand! So who better to ask about great places to walk. Our countryside Rangers from across Yorkshire have chipped in with some great walks that we hope you'll enjoy this Autumn.

Thanks for helping us look after the coast

There are so many things to see, do and discover on the Yorkshire Coast. It's a great place for walking, cycling, kayaking and even discovering layers of history. Our job is to look after the coast so that you can enjoy it, and it's only because you support us that we're able to do that. So thank you!

Coastal wildlife

Head to the Yorkshire coast for a wildlife watching experience. Discover the seabird colony at Cowbar Nab, or look out for snoozing seals at Ravenscar. Take a closer look out to sea from the clifftops and you might spot a pod of dolphins swimming by..

Vivien Leigh: Public Faces, Private Lives

19 September - 20 December. Pre-booking advisable.

One of the greatest actresses of the twentieth century is celebrated in a new exhibition from the Victoria and Albert Museum on display at Treasurer's House in York. The exhibition draws on never before seen material including photographs, letters, costume, sketches and annotated scripts.

Autumn wildlife spotting

Autumn’s a great time to go wildlife spotting. As the season changes, you’ll see vibrant colours interspersed with the signs of nature all around you. With nature reserves, woodland and sweeping coast and countryside, take a closer look for the tracks, sounds and smells of wildlife all around you over the coming months.

Coast and countryside

The coast and countryside of Yorkshire is unrivalled and we look after some very special parts of it for you to enjoy:

Brimham Rocks
Hardcastle Crags
Marsden Moor
North York Moors
Yorkshire Coast
Yorkshire Dales

Autumn breaks

With the fire roaring, the kitchen is a cosy room to enjoy in the evening © National Trust / Mike Henton

Looking for a lazy autumn holiday with friends or family? Look no further than a National Trust holiday cottage for some time away, even if it's just for a long weekend. We've got lots of great places you could stay right across Yorkshire.

Family walks

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We've got 15 family friendly, easy walks to enjoy this autumn. Uncover the mystery of the Nunnington dragon, find woodland folk hidden in the trees at Hardcastle Crags, spot wildlife at East Riddlesden Hall or uncover myths and legends at Fountains Abbey.