125 miles of walks in the East of England

In 2020, the National Trust celebrates 125 years of looking after special places. To celebrate and to say thank you for all your support, we've pulled together some of our very best walks in the East of England. Covering 125 miles, we'll take you through ancient woodland, windswept coastal paths, historic parkland, wildflower meadows, Italianate gardens and nature reserves.

Family walking dogs

Which places are open and what you need to know before you visit 

We’ve opened more than 100 gardens and parks in England and Northern Ireland through advanced booking. From Monday 6 July, we’re gradually opening gardens and parklands in Wales. Tickets are released on Friday for the following week. More than 200 coast and countryside car parks are open across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. All National Trust houses remain closed for now. Read this article to find out what's open and what to expect from your visit.

Daffodils at Wimpole in Cambridgeshire

Short walks in the East of England 

You don't have to walk for miles to feel the benefit. A short stroll in the fresh air will leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed. So if you're looking for a peaceful meander or gentle stroll that's not too far from a tea-room, here are some short walks to enjoy, all less than 2 miles.

Couple sitting on a bench with a dog at Dunwich Heath, Suffolk

Moderate walks in the East of England 

Wanting to stretch your legs further than a gentle stroll, but not looking for a lengthy ramble? Enjoy walking through woodland, open countryside and along the coast, with our list of moderate walks up to 4 miles.

group enjoying a long walk

Long walks in the East of England 

Getting outside and spending time with nature is good for the soul and a walk in the fresh air can do wonders for the body and mind. So, lace up those walking boots with one of our longer walks.