Summer walks in the South West by county

Find a summer walk by clicking on one of the counties below.

Ebworth Woods, Gloucestershire

Summer walks in Gloucestershire 

This is a great time of year to explore the parks, commons and woodlands of Gloucestershire.

Family walking on the clifftop path at Brean Down

Summer walks in and around Somerset 

Great view points to discover, archaeology to wonder at, wildlife to spot and wild flowers in abundance make walking in Somerset a delight.

Walking in the Avebury landscape

Summer walks in Wiltshire 

With hills to climb, woods to explore, views to soak up and nature to marvel at, Wiltshire walks are filled with rewards.

View of Hod Hill, Dorset, and the surrounding countryside, on a June evening

Summer walks in Dorset 

Our pick of the top walks in Dorset this summer take in history, coast, wildlife, heaths and even an Iron Age hill fort.

Man and woman walking on long grass in summer

Summer walks in Devon and on Exmoor 

Look no further for walking inspiration; coastal views, hidden waterfalls, peaceful woodland and tranquil valleys await you.

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.

Family walking dogs

Which places are open and what you need to know before you visit 

We’ve opened more than 130 gardens and parks in England, Wales and Northern Ireland through advanced booking. Tickets are released on Friday for the following week. More than 200 coast and countryside car parks are open across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Read this article to find out what's open and what to expect from your visit.