Outdoors

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

A family group walks over Lookout Hill with Belle Tout lighthouse in the background

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Why I surf

'When you surf, you learn forever’. Enjoy some of our supporters’ stories and see why they love to surf, in our latest video. Proof that there's no age barrier when you're riding the waves...

Mountaineer Chris Bonington climbing the Cumbrian hills

Chris Bonington celebrates the Cumbrian hills and paths we care for 

Mountaineering legend Chris Bonington shares his love of the Cumbrian hills and describes the importance of the work being done by volunteers to repair the fells' public footpaths.

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Panoramic hilltops and mountains, wild woods and wildlife havens, rugged coastlines and secluded beaches, just around the corner

Juvenile kestrel

Springwatch at Sherborne Park Estate 

On the programme we got close to kestrels, barn owls and busy water voles. BBC Springwatch discovered the wildlife found at the Sherborne Estate in Gloucestershire, cared for by the National Trust.

Activities for all

" Running brings a cathartic freedom you can’t experience with other sports. Nothing can stop you throwing on a pair of trainers and seeing where the trail takes you. Don’t be afraid to push your limits, if you don’t try you’ll never know what you’re capable of."
- Matthew Withey, Cotswold Outdoor
Rosebay willowherb on the Whitehaven coast, Cumbria
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Active holidays

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