Countryside

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

Bluebell wood at Badbury Rings Kingston Lacy
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South East of the city of Bath, Bath and NE Somerset

Wide open space overlooking the World Heritage City of Bath

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Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Rolling hills, distant views, chalk grassland, and acres of woodland to explore

Guildford, Surrey

Tranquil waterway running for nearly 20 miles through the heart of Surrey

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An archive image of the people marching in the 1932 Kinder Scout trespass overlaid onto a modern day image of the landscape

People’s Landscapes: Explore the places that have shaped the nation 

In 2019 we’re marking the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre, a turning point in our democracy, with a year-long programme that explores the role our places have played in social change. Through events, exhibitions and podcasts, you’ll be able to explore the untold histories that hide behind our landscapes.

Fingle Bridge in May

A beginner's guide to forest bathing 

Forest bathing is the practice of spending time among trees, which has been recognised for its benefits to the mind and body. If you've never tried it before, this handy guide will give you some top tips and places to go, so you can return to your roots.

Rangers surveying meadows in Langdale

Save the nation’s meadows 

Sadly, 97 per cent of our meadows have disappeared since the 1930s. Help us restore 1,000 hectares of wildflower meadows and protect species like the large blue butterfly, the turtledove and the great yellow bumblebee before it's too late.

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