Walking in the South East

Enjoy nature’s last hurrah, on one of our seasonal walks across London and the South East. Discover woodlands turning bronze and gold, rich with that autumn aroma of damp earth and fallen leaves. Fields, meadows and country lanes are fringed with hedgerows full of autumn fruits. This is a time when nature is very active too; look out for wildlife on the hunt for food, preparing for colder months ahead.

Beautiful, natural places matter, for our spirit, our wellbeing and our relationships. An autumn woodland glowing with colour is a wonderful, uplifting place to be, good for both body and soul. Walk beneath magnificent tree canopies at Cliveden, discover flaming foliage at Winkworth, and soak up panoramic views over the Kent Weald from Chartwell.

Our top autumn colour walks

Discover the magical winter landscapes on your doorstep this winter. From the tree-filled valleys of Winkworth Arboretum in Surrey to the watery winter wonderland of Mottisfont in Hampshire - find a place to unwind and enjoy a winter walk in London and the South East.

Frosty winter walks await

Mist rising over the River Wandle with white bridge in foreground


Embrace the outdoors whatever the weather on a winter walk at our places around London. Ramble down the river to Ham House and Garden or meander through Morden Hall Park, then warm up in one of our cafés.

The warmer weather and longer days give you a chance to stretch your legs on a spring walk to, from and around our special places in London and the South East. Walk among the wildlife and primroses on your way or discover a carpet of bluebells. When you come and see nature wake up, you’re helping us look after nature for everyone.

Put a spring in your step
The view from Mottistone Down

Isle of Wight 

With longer days, bird song in the air, bright buds, and new green leaves starting to unfurl, spring is a beautiful time of year for walking on the Isle of Wight.

Whether meandering in meadows, tackling the trails or clambering through countryside, there's a walk for everyone to enjoy across National Trust places in the South East in summer. From an army of wildflowers at Scathes Wood in Kent to spotting butterflies at Stockbridge Down in Hampshire. Every step you take helps support our summer nature conservation work.

Summer walks to while away hours...

A path beside the river at Mottisfont, Hampshire


A summer ramble in Hampshire will take you into a world of sparkling streams, cool woodlands and ancient heaths. Discover a delight of flora and fauna along the way.

Summer evening view towards Coleshill village, Oxfordshire


Explore the gardens and parkland coming to life at Basildon Park or choose from five circular trails on the Buscot and Coleshill Estates across open parkland or wooded habitats.

Walkers on Bembridge Down overlooking a calm Sandown Bay

Isle of Wight

Hike high on the downs with a panoramic view of the sparkling blue sea, or gently stroll around the creeks and meadows at Newtown as the sun goes down.