Countryside

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

A beautiful autumn landscape full of autumn colour
Countryside we recommend

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

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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.

Visitors and dogs at the Whitelady Waterfall at Lydford Gorge

Places to see waterfalls 

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.

Walking in Murlough National Nature Reserve, County Down

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 special places we care for.

Caryl Parry Jones and the National Trust's podcast team at Penrhyn Castle

People's Landscapes podcast series presented by John Sergeant 

Our four-part podcast series, presented by radio journalist and broadcaster John Sergeant, tells the stories of people connected to four historic landscapes in our care.

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