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

Latest visiting update 

Our gardens, parks, cafés, shops, countryside locations and many houses are open. You no longer need to pre-book at many places. Some still require booking ahead, so please check the property webpage before you travel.​

Winter walkers beside Derwent Water, Lake District

Walking trails 

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

Cycling at Osterley Park and House, London. Osterley is one of the last surviving country estates in London

Great places for a family bike ride 

What could be better than heading out as a family and exploring the countryside on two wheels? Our woods and parklands are perfect for little legs (and older ones too) to pedal around. It's no. 11 of our ‘50 things to do before you're 11¾’ - explore on wheels.

Solo runner in woodland in winter

Unforgettable runs at the places we look after 

Running at the places we care for can be an unforgettable experience. Designed by rangers, our trails will take you through ancient woodland, meadows studded with wildflowers and over rugged headland with uninterrupted views of the sea. Discover amazing wildlife and jaw-dropping scenery.

192959 Helford River Kayak Trelissick

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.

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.

Paddle boarding on Lake Windermere at Fell Foot, Cumbria

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

If you're in need of some more inspiration for days out and activities to do on your own, with family or friends, look no further. You won't be short of things to do this winter.