Countryside

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

Dog sitting on wall with owner
Family stargazing evening at Fountains Abbey

Seeing stars 

Exploring our twinkling night sky is an adventure the whole family can enjoy. If you haven't been winter stargazing, now's a good time, so check out our beginners' guide.

View across the Upper Plym Valley, Dartmoor National Park, Devon

Volunteering in the countryside: Sophie 

Long term volunteer Sophie works with the team in South Devon. For her volunteering is a great way to gain skills, and to learn about what is involved in countryside management.

Frost on the ruins at Fountains Abbey

Places to visit in Yorkshire in winter 

Romantic ruins, acres of parkland or the great outdoors. There's lots to do around Yorkshire over the winter months - where will you explore next?

A sunrise view of Minchinhampton Common, Gloucestershire, looking towards Burleigh from near Bownham

Top five grasslands 

Enjoy the peaceful open spaces of our grassy meadows, teeming with flowers and wildlife.

Discover

See how the number of places we protect has grown and learn more about the special places we care for.

Gifts for the outdoors

If you're an outdoor enthusiast or know someone who is, then we've got just the gifts for you.

Active holidays

Ideally placed for watersports, walks and cycle paths, our countryside escapes will mean you're not short of things to do