Eastergate Bridge is an old packhorse bridge © National Trust

Eastergate Bridge is an old packhorse bridge

Hidden gems

Yorkshire is a treasure trove of houses, gardens, castles and abbeys, but it's also home to some genuine hidden gems. Did you know that you can explore a hill that resembles the Matterhorn or find hidden garden rooms at a home built from the success of chocolate? There's always somewhere different to explore or walks to discover, where will you visit this spring?
 

Nature spotting

 

Look under rocks, up in the trees, glimpse into ponds and listen carefully for sights and sounds of nature all around.  Use our handy nature spotter guides to help you.

Nature events

Become a twitcher for the day © NTPL/Ben Selway

We've got nature events taking place throughout March, here are just three that you could join:

 

50 things to do before you're 11¾

50 Things: build a den 

What will you do this spring - build a den? Track wild animals or hunt for bugs? Make sure you tick them off your list of 50 things to do before you're 11¾.

There's plenty to be inspired by at Rievaulx Terrace this Spring © National Trust

There's plenty to be inspired by at Rievaulx Terrace this Spring

Spring is on its way

There's nothing better than seeing nature come to life and knowing that spring is in full swing. The sound of birds returning from their winter migration, the glimpse of butterflies flitting through the air and the sight of bluebells, cowslips and other wildflowers rising through woodland and meadows.  

Get outdoors

If you like life in the great outdoors, you'll love some of the great things you can do with us in the open air. Whether you're a runner, a cyclist, a walker or you just like escaping for a while, find a special place to enjoy it in Yorkshire.

What's on

Spring breaks

Have you booked yourself a spring break? Look no further than a National Trust holiday cottage for your holiday, even if it's just for a long weekend. We've got lots of great places you could stay right across Yorkshire.