Countryside

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

Woman sits by the river at Wasdale
Bluebells at Winkworth Arboretum

Bluebell woods near you 

Bluebells are a celebrated sign of spring. Find out where you can spot bluebells at one of our woodlands, gardens or parks near you.

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.

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.

Join

Enjoy unlimited access to more than 500 places with National Trust membership

Active holidays

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