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 summer.

Latest visiting update 

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 on the South West coast path near Pencarrow Head, Cornwall

Walks in Cornwall 

The National Trust conserves and cares for 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 couple walk through sunlit woods

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.

Walkers on the cliffs near Old Harry in Studland, Dorset

Walks in Dorset

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

View from the top of Crickley Hill

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 see the sights of summer. Here are a selection of the area's top walking routes.

Crocus growing in spring

Walks in Somerset 

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

Long grass and two standing stones

Walks in Wiltshire 

Take a walk 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 a walk?

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