Countryside

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

Woman sits by the river at Wasdale
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.

Swans on the river Wey, frosty towpath

Rivers and lakes 

Rivers and lakes have helped to create some of Britain's most iconic scenery. There's a great chance to see an array of wildlife or take to the water for a spot of watersports.

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Active holidays

Watersports, walks and cycle paths... you're never short of things to do at our countryside escapes