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Walker at Watendlath, Cumbria
Walker at Watendlath, Cumbria | © National Trust Images/Paul Harris

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 walking in the woodland at Blickling, Norfolk

Woodland walks 

From tree-lined avenues to ancient woodland, find a sense of calm among the trees with our pick of the best woodland and forest walks.

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

Wild places to get away from it all 

We look after many areas of outstanding natural beauty. Despite living increasingly urbanised lives, you can still find some incredible wild places to which you can escape.

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.

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.

Countryside and woodland near you

    Visitors at the Christmas market at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire

    Where will you visit next?

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