Countryside

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

Walkers at Brimham Rocks, North Yorkshire
The Whitelady Waterfall, Lydford Gorge, Devon

Force of nature: top waterfall walks 

From the Brecon Beacons to the Lake District, we care for places with some breathtaking waterfalls. Venture out to one of our favourite waterfalls and experience the power and beauty of nature.

Star photography at Brimham Rocks, Nidderdale, North Yorkshire

Stargazing in spring and summer 

Pinpoint the Great Bear or the Lion, keep your eyes peeled for planets and learn more stargazing hints and tips with our experts’ guide to the night sky in spring and summer.

Gathering the Welsh Mountain sheep on Watkin Path on the Hafod Y Llan farm, Snowdonia, Wales

Hill and mountain walks 

If you're looking for walks that will take you up hills and down mountains, then our selection is a good place to start.

Swans on the river Wey, frosty towpath

Great lakes and rivers for walking and watersports 

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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Activities in your area

Find your favourite activity or sport to enjoy in the great outdoors