Make the most of summer

There's a whole host of ways to enjoy being outdoors all year round, but why not make the most of warmer days and lighter evenings to explore the countryside and coast near you.

Whether you're an adrenalin junkie or looking for gentle ways to get outdoors and closer to nature, we've miles upon miles of outdoor space for you to enjoy.

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Perfect picnics

With school holidays just around the corner and the sun doing its best to give us the summer we're longing for, why not have your lunch with a view at one of our top picnic spots? Just watch out for sand in your sandwiches.

Coastal runs

Whether you're new to running, like the beginner's group in the video, or a seasoned pro, our coastal paths are some of the best places to run. Countless miles of trails with enviable views, here are our 10 favourite off-road running spots.

50 Things at the beach

There’s nothing quite like feeling the sand between your toes… and a barefoot walk is just one of our top 10 ideas for 50 Things you can tick off at the beach. Which will you try first?

Butterfly spotting

Our nature expert, Matthew Oates, shares some of his best tips and tricks for spotting butterflies. Why not see how many you can see on one of our top butterfly walks

Coastal wildlife surveys

If you're a keen nature spotter, or eager to give it a go, then our BioBlitz events are a great starting point. Join in a race against the clock to find and record as many animals, birds, insects and plants as possible.

A helping hand from Cotswold Outdoor

From helping you to find the perfect pair of boots to choosing the right rucksack for your outdoor adventure, we're excited about what our new partner, Cotswold Outdoor, have to say about getting the most out of our outdoor pursuits.

Places to explore...

  • Lake District

    Is this the ultimate outdoors destination? Find great adventures in our guide to the Lakes.

  • Pembrokeshire

    Explore a dramatic coastal landscape when you escape to Pembrokeshire.

  • Jurassic Coast

    Come and explore the coastline between Orcombe Point in Devon and Old Harry Rocks in Dorset.

  • Peak District

    Wild moorland, sweeping valleys and dramatic views await you in the Peak District.

Active getaways

Explore open heather moorland when you stay at White Edge Lodge, Derbyshire

Explore open heather moorland when you stay at White Edge Lodge, Derbyshire

We've got some great holiday locations for those of you who like an action-packed break away. Ideally placed for watersports, or with walks and cycle paths in easy access from your front door, our countryside escapes will mean you're not short of things to do.

Outdoor events near you