Countryside

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

Family walking across a field
Butterfly on the Verbena Parterre

Top spots for summer wildlife  

The warmer days of summer bring an abundance of wildlife to our gardens, parks, coast and countryside. Get out and about in search of birds, butterflies, dragonflies and more at the places we care for.

A couple walks their dogs at Murlough National Nature Reserve

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.

Summer walk

Follow the Countryside Code 

With more people than ever enjoying our coast and countryside places, we’re asking for your help in looking after them during your visit. Please help us protect wildlife and landscapes by following the Countryside Code, which includes taking any litter home with you and not lighting a barbecue or campfire.

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

Taking the lead on dog walking 

We've partnered with natural pet food maker Forthglade so you and your dog can get even more out of the 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
An Adonis blue butterfly

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 places and the wildlife that lives 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.