Spring walks by county

The countryside begins to transform in the spring as colour returns to the landscape and the temperature rises. It's a great time of year for getting outdoors and exploring on foot.

Newark Park, Gloucestershire

Best spring walks in Gloucestershire

Spring walks with the scent of early flowers, the bright green of newly unfurling leaves and bird song filling the skies. There are plenty of wild places in Gloucestershire to explore - here's a few suggestions.

Visitors at Dunster Castle, Somerset.

Somerset spring walks 

From castles, to moorland, to cities, to coast, there are so many walks to enjoy in and around Somerset.

A family walk by Stourhead's lake

Spring walks in Wiltshire 

Colour's returning to the gardens and countryside of the South West. Here's a few suggestions of walks to take in the changing season.

A boy with an orange rucksack, on his father's shoulders at Brownsea Island, Dorset

Spring walks in Dorset  

Here are some suggestions of our favourite places to take a spring walk in Dorset. From coast to island, hill to castle, there's lots of places to explore on foot.

Teign Spirits exhibition at Castle Drogo

Spring walks in Devon

There are plenty of walks to choose from across Devon - from riverside rambles, moorland views, woodland walks and coastal clambers.

Walking on the South West coast path near Pencarrow Head, Cornwall

Summer walking in Cornwall

The National Trust conserves and cares for miles of coast and foot paths for walking. With so many types of walks for all abilities, you can find the right trail for you.