Inspiration for the year ahead

How do you make this year the best yet? Whether your aim is to get active, learn new skills or meet new people, we've got plenty of ways to help you get stuck in and make a difference along the way.

A group of walkers on the shore of Lake Windermere

Improve your fitness 

If your New Year’s resolution is to get fit in 2018, then we’ve got plenty of ideas to help you achieve your goals. Hit the trail for a walk with breath-taking views, hire a bike and follow a cycle path, or grab your head torch to join in with a Night Run. Whatever your ability, you’re sure to find a way to push yourself that bit further – and there's not a treadmill in sight.

killerton countryside volunteer fire bash burn

Lend a hand 

Make a difference this year by volunteering with us. You’ll be able to learn new skills, meet new people and spend time in some of the UK's most beautiful locations – and in 12 months’ time look back proudly at a job well done.

People walking above Rhossili Bay, Gower, Wales.

Plan your holiday 

Why not make this year extra special by booking an adventure away? From cosy boltholes for two, large family getaways, to wild outdoor escapes, we’ve got holiday accommodation in some of the most beautiful and iconic locations in the UK.

Hedgelaying is great way to enjoy the outdoors and help conserve the countryside

Learn a new skill 

Whether you want to do more with your brains or your brawn, we've got the perfect courses and workshops for you to learn something new.

Visitors in the Hall at Treasurer's House, Yorkshire

See things in a new light 

Each year we host major exhibitions at some of our most iconic buildings and outdoor spaces. Some celebrate the people who hold special connections to those places, while others shed new light on their histories. From historic collections to contemporary artwork inspired by our places, you’re sure to find something to marvel at.

Squash, balsamic onions and walnut bruschetta

Try a new recipe 

We love food and we've got some great recipes to prove it. Take a look at our recipes and see if they inspire you to create your next culinary masterpiece.

The Sugar Loaf surrounded by autumn trees, Monmouthshire, South Wales

Explore the great outdoors 

We look after hundreds of miles of coastline and acres of fields, hills, and woodlands that are all just waiting to be discovered. Whether you're after a good leg stretch, a breath of fresh air or an inspirational view, you're never far away from the perfect spot.

Children climbing a tree in the grounds of Mottisfont, Hampshire.

Get the whole family outdoors 

From exploring the great outdoors on a walk to trying some of our 50 things activities, we've got lots of ways to get the whole family closer to nature. With activities for each season and every kind of weather, you’ll never be short of wild ideas.

A blue tit sitting on a branch

Encourage wildlife into your garden 

Give wildlife a helping hand with our beautiful and practical wildlife range, offering homes and feeders for birds and bees.