Outdoors

Get closer to nature and explore hundreds of outdoor places. We've got miles of coastline, hillsides and woodland waiting to be discovered

Visitors at the Giant's Causeway, County Antrim

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.​

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Walks with the family in the beautiful National Nature Reserve that is Dovedale

Top summer walks 

Make the most of the last summer days by taking a stroll surrounded by nature. Enjoy a summer walk through the countryside, coast, parkland and gardens we look after. We’ve chosen some of our favourite trails full of flowers, wildlife and wonderful views.

A visitor in a wheelchair enjoys views over Tran Hows, Cumbria

Our top accessible walks 

If you're looking for a route that will suit walkers of all ages and abilities, here's some of our favourites. These routes take you along well-maintained paths and easy terrain.

A father and son peer at what they've captured in their bucket after exploring a rockpool

Top 50 things to do in summer 

Check out these ideas for a blast of family fun during the summer from our '50 things to do before you’re 11¾' activities.

Red squirrel with a nut

Give back to nature 

More than ever before, nature has been our source of comfort during difficult times. But climate change is accelerating the decline of these green spaces. Nature gives us so much, donate today and help us protect these precious places and the wildlife that live there.

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