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 enjoying an autumnal walk in the landscaped garden at Stowe, Buckinghamshire
Visitors walking beside the river at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden, North Yorkshire

What's open to visit? 

We're open and safe for you to visit. Many of your local gardens, parks, coast and countryside places are open in England and Northern Ireland. Places in Wales are also open for visitors who live in Wales in line with Welsh government guidelines. All houses in England and Northern Ireland are currently closed.
To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at weekends and school holidays. Please always check the property webpage of the place you wish to visit before you travel.

Boy flying a kite at Sheffield Park East Sussex

Best 50 things activities for adventurers 

If you're a brave adventurer then these activities should be right up your street. From tree climbing to den building via stone skimming and kite flying we've got heaps of activities to keep you busy outdoors.

The deer in Knole Park

Wildlife walks this autumn 

We’ve chosen some of our favourite walking routes for spotting wildlife in autumn in landscapes ranging from woods and parkland to coast and estuaries.

A canopy of trees at One Tree Hill

Identifying ancient trees 

We care for a huge collection of ancient trees at the places we look after. Here's our handy guide to identifying them.

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