Walks in the South West

Explore the diverse landscape of the South West on foot. Here's a selection of great walks by county, taking in coastline, hillforts, woodland, countryside and more across Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire. Navigate through these to find your local walk, perfect for exploring the great outdoors this spring.

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Our gardens, parks, cafés, shops, countryside locations and many houses are open. You no longer need to pre-book at many places. Some still require booking ahead, so please check the property webpage before you travel.​

Walking in spring on The Lizard

Walks in Cornwall 

The National Trust looks after miles of coast and foot paths for walking around Cornwall. With so many types of walks for all abilities, you can find the right trail for you.

A family enjoying a walk amongst the daffodils at Saltram, Devon

Walks in Devon 

Here's a selection of our some of our favourite walks in Devon. Soak up the views from Devon's rolling hills and rugged coast, take shorter walks in parks and gardens or circular walks on Dartmoor or Exmoor.

Two girls and their father studying an orienteering map on the Golden Cap Estate while their dog looks on

Walks in Dorset

Here are some suggestions of Dorset's top walks to see in spring. There's plenty of places to choose from with coastal rambles, formal garden strolls and countryside walks.

The trails will help you to explore the woods

Walks in Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds

A walk through the woodlands, valleys and open spaces of the Cotswolds and Gloucestershire is a wonderful way to get outdoors in winter. Here are a selection of the area's top walking routes.

Spring walks at Montacute House

Walks in Somerset 

There are few better ways to enjoy the outdoors than by exploring the countryside around Somerset on foot. We've put together a few of the top spring walks- there are plenty to try.

Standing stones in autumn

Walks in Wiltshire 

Take a spring stroll through the woodland and over the hills of Wiltshire. What better way to soak up the history and mystery of Wiltshire's ancient monuments and countryside than on foot?

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