There are those who say walking is a boring form of exercise. Those people have clearly never battled up a South Downs hill in a buffeting wind - the type that inflates your jacket and pummels you onwards. Or walked across a Sussex heath in a strong steady gale that tempts you to lean in to it, arms outstretched, just to see how far it will hold your weight. It's great for your mental health too...
Share a wander in the great outdoors with your four-legged friends. Encounter wagging tails on woodland trails or padding paws in wide open parkland. Keep things fresh with a wide variety of trails ready to welcome you and your happy hound.
Why walk from A to B when you can stroll from A all the way back to A again? Loop around some of our top circular walks, built for convenience but without scrimping on the scenery. Find panoramic hilltop views of Surrey at Box Hill or explore the birth place of Magna Carta at Runnymede.
A child who has run around in the fresh air is so much nicer to be around. And if it’s in a beautiful place then we’re happy too. But persuading a child away from a screen in a cosy room into the cold outdoors for a walk can be tricky. Here are a few tips
Create special memories on one of our trails where you’ll find areas of interest for both big kids and little ones. Let your imagination run wild in the story telling chairs at Sheffield Park or come face to face with a woodland wizard at Hatchlands Park.
We'd love to see you this February half term at your local National Trust place for some fun winter family days out. Visit Mottisfont for some countryside capers, or Join us at Petworth House and Park for an exciting long-weekender of activities during half term in celebration of the night sky. There are plenty of ways to keep the kids entertained in the South East this half term.
Winter is a great time to see the birds in the bare branches of garden trees. One way to encourage them to return is to hang a tasty fat cake from a tree in sightline of your kitchen window. You can make a batch with kitchen scraps such as cheese and dry porridge oats and keep them in the freezer until needed.