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Several people in tandem kayaks are paddling in the water at Mullion Cove, Cornwall.
Kayakers at Mullion Cove, Cornwall | © National Trust Images/Ben Selway

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

Climbing the rocks at Froggatt Edge in the Peak Distrct, Longshaw, Burbage and the Eastern Moors, Derbyshire
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Top places to try out rock climbing 

Discover the best places around the UK for beginners and children to try rock climbing or scrambling, with qualified instructors.

Two adults kayaking at Studland Bay with white cliffs behind them
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Best places to go kayaking and canoeing 

From open seas to meandering rivers and lakes, there are plenty of spots where you can kayak or canoe. Find the top places in our care for water sports.

A family smiling as they cycle along the trail at Castle Ward, County Down; Strangford Lough is just visible on the background.
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Cycle hire at our places 

If you don't have your own bike, you can still explore special places on two wheels thanks to our cycle hire facilities across the country – find cycle hire near you here.

The view across the lake towards the bridge from the Grotto at Stourhead, Wiltshire
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Top places to explore caves 

Discover some of the top places to visit with caves, from rugged countryside sites to the gardens of country houses.

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    Small girl running between conical topiary hedges in the Cherry Garden at Ham House

    Where will you visit next?

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