Health and well-being

Why not start the year by giving your mind and body some TLC by getting outdoors on a walk or run?

Runners out on a jog at a National Trust estate

Trust10 

Trust10 trail runs are an opportunity to escape into the outdoors, get some exercise and take in spectacular scenery, on the fourth Sunday of every month. In the South West they take place at Avebury, Coleton Fishacre, Godophin, Saltram, Studland Bay and Tyntesfield.

Enjoy the views from the accessible circular route at Salcombe Hill, using the toposcope for guidance

Two top winter walks in East Devon

When the skies clear and you've had enough pottering around the house, it's a chance to wrap up warm and enjoy the fresh winter air. Here are two walking trails around Branscombe.

Snowdrops at Kingston Lacy in Dorset

Find inspiration this New Year at Kingston Lacy

Start 2019 as you mean to go on. Whatever your goals, that list of things you’ve always wanted to do is possible and between the house, garden and wider estate at Kingston Lacy we will have something to keep you inspired the whole year through…

View of the river Tamar from the lookout at Cotehele on a winter's day

Winter walks on the Cotehele estate 

There's over 1,000 acres to explore at Cotehele, and what better way to shake off the Christmas excesses than with a stroll (or a stomp) around the woodland or riverside taking in these glorious views?

killerton wooden signpost fingerpost waymarker

Stretch your legs at Killerton

Whether you're here for a dog walk, a gentle stroll to enjoy the views, or an adventure with your young explorers, the outdoors at Killerton has a walk for you.

Tyntesfield running

Running at Tyntesfield

There are plenty of opportunities to run at Tyntesfield..

Nordic walkers

Nordic walking on the Jurassic Coast

Learn the basics of Nordic Walking with a qualified instructor while also exploring the spectacular Jurassic Coastline along from Old Harry Rocks. You’ll be joined by a Coastal Change specialist who will be doing short talks along the coast describing how the coast has changed and what the future holds. Finish back at Knoll Beach Café for a hearty lunch.

A view from Whitesheet Hill

Stourhead Whitesheet Hill walk

Look out for tree sparrows and other interesting birds and take in the panoramic views over the Stourhead estate and surrounding countryside on a walk of considerable archaeological interest.

A view across the top of Cheddar Gorge - a limestone gorge in the Mendip Hills near the village of Cheddar, Somerset

Cheddar Gorge, Somerset

Runners at Cheddar Gorge can choose to head up the slope, or opt for a gentler route along a limestone valley.

Shell Bay, Studland on a stoormy day

Storm Walks

Join a coastal expert for a walk and a talk on the past, present and future of the coastline at Studland Bay. Find out about how the sand dunes, beach and ecology of the bay has changed and what the future holds. Followed by a discussion in the Discovery Centre with tea and cake.

National Trust woodland with people

Winter walks on the Kingston Lacy estate 

Wrap up warm and enjoy a winter walk on the estate. Blow out the cobwebs and burn off the excesses of the festive season. Download one of our estate walks today.

Frosty morning on Hunters path at Castle Drogo, Devon

Teign Gorge classic circuit

Follow the breathtaking Hunters Path high above the river Teign from the imposing bulk of Castle Drogo for chances to spot wildlife and stunning views. There are many places to stop and enjoy a picnic.

People running on grass with the sea in the background

Trust10 run at Coleton Fishacre

The Trust10 trail run takes place at Coleton Fishacre on the fourth Sunday of every month. This free, monthly trail run takes in the garden at Coleton Fishacre and the surrounding coast line in two 5km loops.

Sunrise at Studland Bay

Sunrise Walks

Join a wildlife expert on a sunrise walk around the Studland Peninsula. Explore the wonders of Purbeck at this magical time of year and enjoy an expert’s insight into the hugely varied wildlife we have here. Finish this off with a breakfast question time with the expert themselves.

A National Trust ranger van parked at Man Sand beach

Coastal circular walk from Woodhuish

This circular walk near Coleton Fishacre leads from Woodhuish Farm to Man Sands beach and back via the South West Coast Path. It takes in a wetland area perfect for bird watching, rugged coastline, a secluded beach and even a Victorian cider press.

Nordic walkers looking down on Corfe Castle from East Hill

Nordic walking course at Corfe Castle

Step into spring this March with a three-part Nordic walking course. Get out and about and enjoy the Purbeck landscape and learn a new skill with local Nordic walking expert Lynne.