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Visitors  walk through a round structure of twigs in Walk Wood, Sheffield Park and Garden, East Sussex
Visitors in Walk Wood, Sheffield Park and Garden, East Sussex | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

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

Visitors exploring the gardens at Cotehele, Cornwall

Where to see daffodils 

Typically flowering from February to May, the daffodil's trumpet-like blooms announce spring's arrival. Find out where to see the best daffodil displays at the woodlands, gardens and parks in our care.

The falls at Aberdulais Tin Works, South Wales

Top waterfalls to visit 

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

Pony grazing on Rockford Common, New Forest, on a misty, sunny day

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

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.

Countryside and woodland near you

    Visitors walking among daffodils at Dora's Field, Ambleside, Cumbria

    Where will you visit next?

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