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A group of visitors cycling through the Wallington estate in autumn
Cycling at Wallington, Northumberland | © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

Outdoor activities

Whether you're interested in running, cycling, or watersports, take your pick from a range of outdoor activities at the places in our care and get ready for an adrenaline boost.

Top outdoor activities

Visitors enjoying one of Bristol Astronomical Society's stargazing evenings at Tyntesfield, North Somerset

Top spots for stargazing 

The open night skies in the countryside mean you’ll see thousands of sparkling stars and planets. Take a look at our top spots for stargazing.

A visitor cycling using an adapted bike on a woodland trail at Lanhydrock. They cycle towards the camera on a curved trail that goes between tall trees with the woodland floor covered in dried leaves and moss.

Best places to go cycling 

Discover some of the best bike rides through the woodland and countryside we look after. Get a new two-wheeled perspective of some of our best-loved places.

A group of runners at Lyme, jogging across the landscape with far-reaching views in the background beyond the brick-tower.

Top running routes with a view 

Reward your next run with a view to remember. From coast to countryside, find a trail with some of the best scenery, views and wildlife at the places we look after.

Cycling through Morden Hall Park, London, in the winter.

Best places for a longer bike ride 

Discover cycle-friendly routes across the UK where you can enjoy a longer bike ride surrounded by spectacular countryside views, from family-friendly trails to challenging climbs.

Find an outdoor activity 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.