Activities

Experience, escape, enjoy. Take your pick from a range of activities in the landscapes we care for. It's easy to make the most of being outdoors with us

Visitors running in the grounds of Lyme Park, House and Garden, Cheshire

Top tips for how to improve your running personal best 

Whether you’re new to running or keen to make a step up in distance, discover some top tips to help you achieve your goals from our official outdoor partner, Cotswold Outdoor.

People running in the snow

Exercise in an outdoor gym 

Just five minutes in the outdoor gym every day can lead to improvements in mood and self-esteem, as well as physical fitness. Read our guide to getting outdoors and feeling great.

Looking over Stickle Tarn with snow on the hills

The joys of a winter walk

Don’t let the cooler weather put you off exploring the great outdoors. Brave the cold and you’ll be rewarded with landscapes transformed by low sunlight and dustings of frost. Our official partners at Cotswold Outdoor reveal what they love most about walking in winter.

Walkers and their dogs at Blea Tarn in Eskdale and Duddon Valley, Cumbria

Nine ways National Trust membership can make you fitter 

Swap the treadmill for the coastline, forests, parkland and moors. Find out how National Trust membership could be your ticket to a more active lifestyle - as well as helping to protect the places you love to explore.

Ideas for families

Try something new
National Trust Surf Ambassador catching some waves

Top surf spots 

If you'd rather head to the coast and catch some waves, then check out our top places to surf.

Children enjoying an autumn geocache hunt

What is geocaching? 

Looking to turn your walk into a real family adventure? Try one of the geocaching activities at our places. It’s a treasure hunt for the digital generation, where you can explore the outdoors and discover new places.

List of licensed trail hunts 

See where licensed trail hunts taking place and maps of the areas concerned.

Activities at our places

Find your favourite activity or sport at some of our amazing landscapes