Outdoors

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

Woman walking across a stream

Latest visiting update

Our gardens, parks, cafés, shops and countryside locations are open. Many houses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are now open to visit. Advance booking for visits helps us keep everyone safe and socially distanced. At quieter times such as weekdays, booking shouldn't be necessary, but to guarantee entry we recommend booking in advance, especially at weekends and bank holidays. Please check the property webpage before you visit and follow government guidance.

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A family walking past purple spring flowers

Top spring walks 

See where the joys of spring can be enjoyed most on your local walks through the countryside and outdoor spaces in our care. And get tips for what nature and wildlife to look out for at this exciting time of the year.

Girl climbing on a fallen tree on Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour, Dorset

50 things springtime adventures 

Spring is a great time to get outdoors and try some of our top family-friendly 50 things adventures. From racing snails, to bringing up butterflies, there’s a lot to discover at this time of year.

Glanville Fritillary butterfly

Give back to nature 

More than ever before, nature has been our source of comfort during difficult times. 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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