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Two women walking along a footpath surrounded by bare trees in winter.
Visitors enjoying a winter woodland walk | © 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

A couple, of advancing years, stop to look at the snowdrops growing among birch trees while the winter sun pierces the leafless trees

Where to see snowdrops 

Snowdrops are a sign that milder weather is on the way. Find out where to see swathes of these delicate white blooms at the places we care for.

The falls at Aberdulais Tin Works, 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.

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

Countryside and woodland near you

    Family walking down the main drive with lady in a tramper at Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire - CTA crop only

    Where will you visit next?

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