Walking in the South East

Why not escape the stuffy indoors and make the most of a bright winters day in the countryside? Just imagine the crunch of frost underfoot and the mist of your breath in the air and those rosy cheeks. If you wrap up warm you're sure to find a place to unwind and enjoy a winter walk across the South East.

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

The west bank at Cliveden on a sunny winters day


Enjoy far-reaching frosty views over the rolling Chiltern Hills. Head out into the wide-ranging parkland at Basildon Park or walk off the festive fare in the beech woodlands at Cliveden.

The aviary in winter at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire


Escape the stuffy indoors and make the most of a bright winter's day in the countryside. Greys Court, Basildon Park and White Horse Hill are great places to blow away the cobwebs on a winter walk in the Oxfordshire area.

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 cafes.

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
Daffodils out in the orchard during spring


Seek out daffodils at Sissinghurst Castle Garden and bluebells at Ightham Mote. Or spot wildlife from lambs at Scotney Castle to birds in Knole's parkland.

The wild garden at Bateman's, East Sussex.

East Sussex

Admire the carpet of snowdrops in the Wild Garden at Bateman's or see springtime at Scotney Castle from a different view with a meander around the parkland.

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...

The beautiful white sands of East Head offer a perfect place to relax

West Sussex

Breathe in the late summer air at some of West Sussex's finest countryside and coastline trails. From butterflies, wildflowers and country lanes to hilltops, open parkland and coastal paths.

A family walking in woodland


It's time to get out into the countryside to chase butterflies, smell the biscuity warm earth and picnic on the grass. Amble along the woodland trails at Hughenden or hike the countryside of the Chilterns.

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.

Beautiful, natural and historic places matter for our sprit, our wellbeing and our relationships and visiting a woodland is great for both body and soul. An autumn woodland glowing with colour and rich with the smell of damp earth is a wonderful, uplifting place to be and we can all play our part in ensuring they continue to thrive.

Our top autumn colour walks

Our downloadable walking trails

Long views from Luccombe Down over Stenbury to St Catherine's Down in the far distance

Walking on the Isle of Wight

A walk across a magical frost covered landscape is the perfect way to warm through on a chill winter’s day. Wrap up warm, download one of our suggested trails, and discover the beautiful Isle of Wight countryside this winter.