Walking in the South East

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

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.

Our top autumn colour walks

Discover ancient woodlands, seemingly asleep, on one of our winter walks across London and the South East. Path networks meander across old meadows, and past hedges laden with berries. Look out for winter visitors like waxwings and fieldfares. 

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.