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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Have a go at rockpooling

Make the most of the summer days and enjoy a trip to the beach. Now is a great time for you and your family to start exploring the fascinating creatures found on our shores when you have a go at rockpooling.

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.

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

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 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.

  • Yorkshire Dales

    Discover the outstanding scenery and diverse wildlife of the Yorkshire Dales.

  • South Downs

    Wild coast and abundant wildlife await at our top spots in Britain's newest National Park.

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