Top Boxing Day and New Year walks in the South West

Walk off the previous day's indulgence with a bracing Boxing Day or walk in the new year. Here's just a few of the National Trust places you could visit.

Historic era of Ilfracombe, Devon in watercolour painting

Walk the Ilfracombe Torrs

Ascend the Torrs at Ilfracombe on the exhilarating National Trust trail.

A winter scene at Stourhead

New Year's day walk at Stourhead 

Join Kim, Head Ranger and Alan, Garden & Estate Manager for a walk through the ancient woods and parkland. Discover how we look after this historic estate and finish with warming mulled wine and mince pies.

Botallack Mine near St Just, Cornwall

Botallack mining walk

Discover Cornish mining heritage on this beautiful walk around Botallack.

A close up of a seal on its side in the sand

Baggy Point easy access walk

An easy walk that's great for families, taking you along the west side of Baggy Point, with far-reaching coastal and sea views.

Snowdrops spring up outside Saltram house, Devon

A winter walk amongst the snowdrops 

As the snowdrops frame the pathways take some time for yourself and enjoy a brisk winter walk. Return in February to plant a snow drop with our garden team.

Old Harry Rocks, Dorset

Old Harry Rocks walk

Breathtaking views of the Jurassic coast and unique rock formations await you on this circular pub walk.

Cheddar Gorge geological features

Cheddar Gorge walk

Explore the heights of one of our most spectacular natural sights. With its weathered crags and pinnacles, Cheddar Gorge plays host to a varied community of specialised plants and wildlife.

Large rocks and bracken on Godolphin Hill, looking north

Godolphin Hill walk

A gentle ramble up to the top of Godolphin Hill which boasts one of the best views over West Cornwall. On a clear day you can see St Michael's Mount and St Ives bay.

Front Park gate, Killerton

Killerton garden winter walk

Explore the garden at Killerton in winter to see such gems as the Tibetan Cherry Tree and the carpets of cyclamen.

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.

Newark Park, Gloucestershire

A Cotswold hills ramble at Newark Park

Stroll under a chestnut canopy, ramble among redwoods, discover a bird spotter's dream, and hunt for blackberries as you follow the twisting trails at Newark Park.