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, wintry woodland, crisp countryside and more across Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire. Navigate through these to find your local walk, perfect for getting some fresh air this winter.

Visiting information for this winter 

In England and Northern Ireland, our gardens, parks and countryside remain open for local people to exercise. Shops, houses and other indoor areas are closed, and cafés are takeaway only. The safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors from the nearby community remains our priority and we urge you to book your visits in advance and stay local. All places in Wales are currently closed. 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. With so many types of walks for all abilities, you can find the right trail for you.

Walkers with dogs at Baggy Point, Devon

Walks in Devon 

Here's a selection of our some of our favourite walks in Devon to wrap up warm for. Blow away the cobwebs this winter with a bracing walk on Devon's rolling hills and rugged coast, take shorter walks in parks and gardens or circular walks on Dartmoor or Exmoor.

Morning scene in the park at Kingston Lacy, Dorset

Walks in Dorset

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

A view from Crickley Hill scarp

Walks in Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds

The woodlands, valleys and open spaces of the Cotswolds and Gloucestershire countryside offer a lot for walkers at this time of year.

Visitors in winter clothing at Tyntesfield

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 winter walks for you to enjoy - there are plenty to try.

Silbury Hill

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 winter's walk?

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