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

Walking group explore the Lakeland Fells in Cumbria


Find hundreds of places to explore on foot on our walking map and lots more walking ideas. Whatever you want from a walk, we've got something special just for you.

Cyclists on Long Mynd with Caer Caradoc in background at Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd, Shropshire

Best cycle routes 

Discover some of the best cycle rides through the woodland and countryside we look after. Get a new two-wheeled perspective of some of our best-loved places.

Girls kayaking at Fell Foot

Best places to kayak and canoe 

There are lots of options for kayaking and canoeing at our places across the UK. In some places, you can hire the boats and all the kit you'll need or join a group. In other places, you can take off on your own adventure.

Three runners on a tree-lined path in summer

Running routes with a view 

There are plenty of running trails at the special places we look after in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. So lace up your trainers and go for a run with a view to remember. The treadmill just can't compete.

Runners competing in the Great North Run

Take part in the Great North Run 2022 

Want to run the iconic Great North Run this year? We're looking for supporters to take part and raise money for the places that make us feel special. Sign up now and run the Great North Run 2022 for the National Trust.

Mountain biking at Great Langdale in the Lake District, 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.

Running outdoor events and activities at our places 

Outdoor activity providers host a number of planned activities and events for groups of people on land that is solely or partially cared for by the National Trust. Find out more about our approach which prioritises the conservation needs of the land we care for, while recognising the requirements of individual providers and the wide range of activities they offer.

Things to do

Get some inspiration for activities to do on your own or with family. You won't be short of things to do this summer.