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A walker has just crossed a wooden footbridge over a stream, amid dense woodland, at Dibden Bottom on Ibsley Common, New Forest Northern Commons, Hampshire
Walking at Dibden Bottom on Ibsley Common, New Forest Northern Commons, Hampshire | © National Trust Images/John Miller

Countryside and woodland

Revitalise your senses and recharge your mind in the great outdoors by exploring the wonderful hills, valleys, woodlands and rivers in our care.

Things to do in the countryside

The falls at Aberdulais Tin Works,  Neath Port Talbot, South Wales
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Top waterfalls to visit 

Be invigorated by the power of nature, when you visit one of the stunning waterfalls at places we care for.

The Burway and Devil's Mouth at Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd, Shropshire
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Wild places to get away from it all 

Despite living increasingly urbanised lives, you can still find some wild places in the UK where you can go to get away from it all. Why not visit one of the many areas of outstanding natural beauty that we look after?

Autumn woods with vibrant yellows and orangesAutumn colour, Alderley Edge, Cheshire 1461881
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Where to go forest bathing 

Forest bathing is a mindfulness practice developed in Japan that's gained popularity in the UK. It involves being immersed in nature and using sight, smell and touch to slow down the mind and relax.

Seal lying on a shingle beach with head turned to one side, with sea in background
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Visit our nature reserves 

The National Trust looks after some of the UK's most important nature reserves, and in doing so cares for a rich and diverse array of wildlife and plantlife. Find out more about these special places and how to visit them.

Countryside and woodland near you

    Visitors exploring the sand dunes and the woodland at Formby, Liverpool

    Where will you visit next?

    Discover lots of gardens, historic houses, days out at the coast and more.