Countryside in the Thames and Chilterns

In the Thames Valley, we look after a wide variety of landscapes, from woodlands to open downs. If you enjoy walking or cycling, there's bound to be a space to suit you.

Ashridge Estate in autumn

Ashridge Estate

Ashridge Estate boasts ancient trees, rolling chalk downlands and lush meadows.

A mornings sunrise over Coleshill parkland

The Buscot and Coleshill Estates

Villages and countryside criss-crossed with trails

A view across the snowy hillside at White Horse Hill

White Horse Hill

Ancient rolling downland, home to an enigmatic chalk hill figure

Sunshine through the trees on a frosty winter day

Explore the estate at Greys Court

Walk in the footsteps of the Brunner family with walks all around the estate at Greys Court. You'll discover plenty on foot.

A view of the manor from the Disraeli monument at Hughenden, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire

The countryside at Hughenden

Whether you come to wander the leafy lanes and wide expanses or to admire our champion tree we hope you’ll return throughout the changing seasons. Visit by yourself, with family or with your faithful canine friend to explore Hughenden's wider estate. Follow a downloadable walk from a 1 mile stroll to a 6 mile hike.

A woodland path at Cliveden in Buckinghamshire

Wonders of the woodlands at Cliveden

As well as majestic trees, tranquil glades and far-reaching views there's some unusual features to look our for in our woodlands too. Nestled within this landscape of tree-lined rides you'll find curiosities including a flint grotto and a section of giant sequoia tree.

Bradenham Village

Bradenham Estate

You could explore acres of countryside, with beech woodland surrounding a village that clusters around a village green. The village also has a pub, church and seventeenth century manor house, which is now tenanted.

Coombe Hill in early August

Coombe Hill

Enjoy an easy walk to the monument (not NT) to expose incredible views across the Aylesbury Vale from the highest viewpoint in the Chilterns. Wonder back past chalk grassland alive with wildlife to the picnic area where you can explore the natural play trail.

Watlington Hill from Lower Deans Wood

Watlington Hill

Discover fine views and fine wildlife as you walk to the top of Watlington Hill. The hill has a long, triangular shaped chalk white mark and is a SSSI. It's an especially good place for watching red kites.

The Palladian Bridge at Stowe covered in snow.


Find out more about Stowe, Buckinghamshire

Family starting the parkland walks at Basildon Park

Parkland at Basildon Park

Explore over 400 acres of parkland. With plenty of walks and family fun to be had, you'll enjoy celebrating the outdoors here, whatever the season.

Tufted Drake at The Vyne

Woodlands and wetlands at The Vyne

Our combination of towering trees and dead wood support a great variety of wildlife and fungi, see what you can spot on your walk.