Outdoors

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

Ranger walking dog on moors

Latest visiting update

In England and Northern Ireland, our gardens, parks and countryside sites remain open for local people to exercise. Shops, houses and other indoor areas are closed, and cafés are takeaway only. The safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors from the nearby community remains our priority and we urge you to book your visits in advance and stay local. All places in Wales are currently closed. Please check the property webpage before you travel.

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mountain hare sitting on snow, Dark Peak, Derbyshire

Winter wildlife to spot 

Wrap up warm and head outside in search of winter wildlife. From starling murmurations to red squirrels, there's a surprising amount to see. We've got some top tips to get you started.

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.

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.

Robin at Quarry Bank Mill, Cheshire

Give back to nature 

This year, more than ever before, nature has been our source of comfort. 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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