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

Autumn colour

Midlands autumn colour © National Trust

Midlands autumn colour

As summer turns to autumn the colours, sounds and smells of the special places in our care all begin to shift and change.

Pull on your walking boots and explore wide open spaces.

Enjoy the sights of autumnal gardens.

Or spend time indoors at one of the houses we look after.

Great British Walks

Celebrate the 2015 Great British Walk in partnership with Cotswold Outdoor © National Trust

Celebrate the 2015 Great British Walk in partnership with Cotswold Outdoor

It's the perfect time of year for exploring special places on foot.

You could start by enjoying our Autumn colour walks

Or explore some of our regional walking favourites.

Autumn Glow photography competition

Send us your Autumn Glow pictures © National Trust

Send us your Autumn Glow pictures

Take part in our autumn photography competition for a chance to win a Lumix DMC-TZ70 camera.

We'd like you to capture whatever autumn glow means to you, whether the changing of the leaves, the spectacular sunsets, the crackle of warming fires, glowing rosy cheeks or any interpretation of your own.

We're looking forward to seeing your entries.

Family autumn

Shorter days need not mean less family play.

We've got walks the family will enjoy, playgrounds you can run wild in, more 50 things... to do and ideas for rainy days.

What's on

Organised walks, fungus hunts, dressing up or children's crafts.

Whatever you're looking for there's bound to be something going on at a special place near you.

Autumn harvest

The hedgerows, orchards and kitchen gardens we look after are overflowing with produce at this time of year.

Join us for a chance to see and sample this harvest.

Places we care for

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

Countryside, parkland, castles and churches, gardens or mansions where will your travels take you?

Autumn wildlife

Deer and fungus and bats, oh my!

As the landscape prepares for winter so too do many of our birds and animals


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.