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Active holidays

A child kayaks in the sea off Middle Beach at Studland, Dorset
Kayaking off Middle Beach at Studland | © National Trust Images / Ben Selway

Holidays aren't just about relaxing. They're about adventure, experience and excitement. Take to the waves or scale a mountain; we'll help you choose your activity and find a place to stay close to the action.

Get out and about

Visitors kayaking on the sea past the Old Harry Rocks, Purbeck Countryside, Dorset

Canoeing and kayaking holidays 

Our cottages perch along tucked-away creeks, winding rivers and open sea. Many have their own jetties so you can bring your own canoe or kayak.

Visitors cycling in the Eskdale and Duddon Valley, Cumbria

Cycling holidays 

Our cycling trails could see you hurtling downhill in the Peak District or peddling through woodland trails of a Victorian country estate in Cornwall.

National Trust Surf Ambassador surfing at Sandymouth, Cornwall

Surfing holidays 

Those windswept beaches and craggy coastlines make perfect surfing conditions. Our cottages are close to the waves so you can check when surf's up.

Walking at Cwm Idwal, Snowdonia, North Wales

Walking holidays 

Nothing beats a walking holiday in the great outdoors. That inward sense of achievement after completing a walk, discovering new landscapes and conquering high peaks. Book a stay at one of our cottages across England, Wales and Northern Ireland and set out on a rambling adventure.

The first double bedroom at The Slipway, Croyde, Devon

Book your holiday

Go on holiday to one of the places in our care for a trip filled with memories, while helping us look after these places well into the future.