Countryside

Revitalise your senses and explore hills, valleys, woodlands and rivers

Enjoying the open space at Sutton Hoo, Suffolk

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.​

A close up image of a mountain hair against the moorland

Winter wildlife to spot

Wrap up warm and head outside in search of winter wildlife. From starling murmurations to red squirrels, there's a surprising amount to see. Explore winter wildlife near you.

Man walking dog in winter at Morden Hall Park. Low sun and bare branches.

Best places for dog walking

Wondering where to take your dog next? Across coastlines and countryside, mountains and woodlands, we've got some fantastic locations and landscapes for you and your four-legged friends to explore and enjoy. Get some tips too to make the most of your walk.

Trees in winter at Sheffield Park and Garden, East Sussex

Plant a tree 

Plant a tree today and you'll be helping to plant and establish 20 million trees by 2030. You can plant a tree from just £5 and you'll get a certificate to commemorate your gift too. Together we can tackle climate change, make homes for wildlife and ensure future generations enjoy more green spaces.

Two dogs posing for a photograph by their owners feet in the garden at National Trust, Powis Castle, Wales

Make the most of dog walking in the great outdoors with help from Forthglade 

We've partnered with natural pet food maker Forthglade so you and your dog can get even more out of special places we care for. Find out how our new three pawprint rating system makes it easier for you to plan a visit with your four-legged friend.

Help nature thrive
Robin in the frost

Give back to nature 

More than ever before, nature has been our source of comfort during difficult times. But climate change is accelerating the decline of these green spaces. Nature gives us so much, donate today and help us protect these precious places and the wildlife that live there.

Find a place to visit

What will you explore today? We've got houses, forests, castles and mountains to discover with your loved one, with events and things to do to create everlasting memories.