Health and well-being in the South West

Why not give your mind and body some care by getting outdoors on a walk or run, or even by joining a community event such as a wassail?

Trust10 runners on the beach at Studland Bay


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

Snowdrops at Kingston Lacy in Dorset

Find inspiration this New Year at Kingston Lacy

Whatever your goals this year, between the house, garden and wider estate at Kingston Lacy we have something to help you on your way…

A view of Glastonbury Tor

Join a traditional wassail this January 2020

We will be hosting Somerset tradition this New Year; a wassail in the orchards at the iconic Glastonbury Tor. There will be storytelling, tours of the Tor and activities for all the family.


Out and about at Botallack

Explore Botallack's wild coast. Visit the iconic chimneys and Crowns before taking a break in the Count House Workshop Café.

View of Saltram House across the West Lawn

Winter at Saltram 

Winter is a great time to get your wellies or running shoes on and enjoy Saltram. Snowdrop spotting followed by a garden trail, finished off with a warm cuppa in the café sounds like the perfect day out.

View of Cape Cornwall

Wild Walks at Cape Cornwall

Whether it's wildlife, walking or beautiful views you're after, Cape Cornwall is a fantastic spot.

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, with fortnightly Feel Good Friday runs, monthly Trust10 trail runs and the Nailsea Running Club.

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.

The River Teign in autumn at Castle Drogo

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.

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.