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

Walker enjoys the view at Brecon Beacons National Park

Places to explore

Activities for all


Climb a tree

The great outdoors is full of amazing things to see and do. Why not have a go at one of our 50 things to do before you're 11¾ by climbing a tree.

Gentle stream flowing through the Lake District - Wastwater in Wasdale, Cumbria

Calling all budding photographers 

Win the opportunity for your photograph to be the 2017 National Trust Handbook cover – and a Panasonic camera.

Get closer to nature

Walkers at Wasdale, Cumbria, with the vast expanse of Wastwater in the distance

Cotswold Outdoor’s top tips for walking  

Make the most of your spring walks with practical advice and kit from our official outdoor partner, Cotswold Outdoor.

Night run event at Osterley Park

Announcing the new Outdoor Activity Licence  

We're piloting a new scheme to ensure our places can be enjoyed by the public without damaging the natural environment.

We couldn't do it without you

Thanks to you we're able to protect miles of coast and countryside for ever, for everyone

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Not quite set for your trip outdoors? We've got blankets, binoculars and outdoor gadgets to help you get the most from your visit

Active holidays

Ideally placed for watersports, walks and cycle paths, our countryside escapes will mean you're not short of things to do