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

Playing in the snow at Avebury, Marlborough

The 12 walks of Christmas

Christmas is a time for tradition, and one of the most popular festive pastimes is a walk with family and friends. Discover 12 Christmas walks that everyone can enjoy this festive season.

Child playing with winter leaves in the gardens

Which 50 things can you do in winter? 

Winter is the perfect time for playing in the snow, stargazing, bird watching, cooking on a campfire and lots more.

Outdoor places nearby

Hilltops, woods, coastlines and beaches, just around the corner

Activities in your area

Find your favourite activity or sport to enjoy in the great outdoors

Dog walkers by the shore of Derwentwater, Borrowdale and Derwent Water, Cumbria.

For dog walkers 

If you have a four-legged friend in your life, then take a look at our most dog-friendly places to explore and stay.

Visitors enjoying one of Bristol Astronomical Society's stargazing evenings at Tyntesfield, Somerset

Top spots for stargazing 

The big, open skies of the countryside let you see thousands of stars sparkling at night. Take a look at our top spots for stargazing.


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Active holidays

Watersports, walks and cycle paths... you're never short of things to do at our countryside escapes