Fulfil your New Years resolutions at Runnymede

The Jurors art installation in low winter sunlight

With a new year on the horizon it's time to make some brand new resolutions. Runnymede is the perfect place for both fresh air and reflection, offering peaceful walks through historic meadows, with artwork along the way.

Feel healthier

Runnymede and Ankerwycke's open landscape and riverside views make a country walk a relaxing way to recharge batteries. The benefits of fresh air and nature on our health are well documented; find out for yourself how a different view means a healthy new you.Whether you're looking to hit 10,000 steps, or to enjoy a gentle stroll there are plenty of different routes to enjoy. If you're feeling intrepid you can try out our longer walking trail from Egham to Runnymede

Discover something new

We have recently launched a brand new art installation, Writ in Water, which commemorates the sealing of the Magna Carta. This wonderfully unque structure was designed by Turner prize winning artist Mark Wallinger and built in cubits, the most ancient unit of measurement. 

Learn a new skill

If you're looking to develop new skills this year, why not try applying to be a ranger volunteer? We're always looking for volunteers to help us with our vital conservation work across Runnymede and Ankerwycke. Join our friendly ranger team and learn practical skills to maintain this historical and environmentally important location. Working with others is great motivation for keeping to resolutions of exercise and good health, with the added bonus of a sense of achievement. You could learn how to coppice a tree, how to build a fence and many more practical skills. Contact runnymede@nationaltrust.org.uk for more details.

Give time or money to charity

It's thanks to our supporters that we're able to continue the upkeep of historically significant places like Runnymede and Ankerwycke. There are so many ways you can contribute, from volunteering as a fundraiser to donating to our Runnymede Explored appeal. If you'd like to find out more about ways to give, we'd love to hear from you.


Everyone needs nature, now more than ever. Donate today and you could help people and nature to thrive at the places we care for.