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Kayaking on Lake Windermere on New Years day at Fell Foot, Lake District, Cumbria
Kayaking on Lake Windermere on New Years day at Fell Foot, Lake District, Cumbria | © National Trust Images/Annapurna Mellor

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

A starry night sky above Cragside, Northumberland
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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 guide and find the best places in our care to go stargazing.

A woman wearing a helmet and a roped harness climbs up a cliff above the sea
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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.

A group of runners at Lyme, jogging across the landscape with far-reaching views in the background beyond the brick-tower.
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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.
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Best places for a longer bike ride 

Discover paths across the UK where you can take a longer bike ride. You'll find a range of routes from family-friendly trails to challenging climbs surrounded by scenic countryside views.

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

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