Top walks in the South West

Here's nine of the most popular walks in the South West, covering famous landscapes, historic coast and beautiful countryside. Please follow social distancing measures. It's always best to check the property home page before you set out for your walk, for up to date opening details and to see if you need to book.

Places to visit in the South West 

Find out which other places in the South West are open by county, and how to book to visit.

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

We’ve opened more than 100 gardens and parks in England and Northern Ireland through advanced booking. From Monday 6 July, we’re gradually opening gardens and parklands in Wales. 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. All National Trust houses remain closed for now. Read this article to find out what's open and what to expect from your visit.

View of Bath from the Skyline on Bathwick Fields

Bath Skyline walk

A 6-mile circular walk, just a short stroll from Bath city centre. Enter another world in the skyline hills above Bath, through meadows and ancient woodlands to secluded valleys.

Cheddar Gorge geological features

Cheddar Gorge walk

With its weathered crags and pinnacles, Cheddar Gorge plays host to a varied community of specialised plants and wildlife.

Visitors walking dogs on the iron bridge over the River Teign, 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.

Old Harry Rocks, Dorset

Old Harry Rocks walk

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

Durrington Walls, Stonehenge Landscape, Wiltshire

Durrington Walls, Stonehenge Landscape walk

Explore the link between two of the most important henge enclosures in the country on this circular walk around the landscape of Stonehenge. Please be aware that there is no car parking available in the Stonehenge Landscape. However, the landscape is now open to people who visit by foot.

The Chapel at Killerton

Two Chapels Walk

This riverside walk takes around two hours, giving you time to enjoy both of Killerton's chapels, historic parkland and ancient woodland. It can be muddy in places so is unsuitable for pushchairs. The car park, garden, park and toilets at Killerton are open and you’ll need to book tickets before you visit.

Ebworth Woods, Gloucestershire

Ebworth Centre Cotswolds walk

From breathtaking views to secluded woodlands, explore the best of the Cotswolds on this National Trust trail.

The Crowns engine houses at Botallack, perched on the cliff's edge

Botallack walk

Take a walk through the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site and listen out for the calls of Cornish choughs. Please be aware that the Botallack Count House Café and toilets will remain closed until further notice.

Looking at the Q Memorial on the eastern side of the Fowey Estuary

Fowey ‘Hall Walk’

Savour the still green waters of Pont Pill on a walk of exceptional beauty through woodland and creek, with striking views of Fowey Harbour.