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Taking in a wintry sunset on the Gowbarrow Fell Trail in the Lake District | © National Trust Images/Annapurna Mellor

Walking

Find the best places to walk in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. From coastal paths to tracks through ancient woodland and accessible trails, there’s something to suit everyone.

Top places to walk

Visitors explore the trail at Elterwater, Cumbria
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Top accessible walks 

Find out more about the places in our care with accessible trails to explore with pushchairs, wheelchairs and mobility aids. Experience nature without having to go off the beaten track.

Visitors walking in the woodland at Blickling, Norfolk
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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.

A family walking down a wide gravel pathway with long garden beds either side. The grand manor of Dyrham House can be seen in the background and the family are wrapped up warm for winter.
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Family-friendly walks 

Enjoy a family-friendly walk with these trails suitable for buggies and little legs. Go wild in natural play areas and compete in woodland den building.

A group of people in a hiking group are being guided on a hike by rangers at Marsden Moor, West Yorkshire
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Cotswold Outdoor: our exclusive walking partner 

Find out more about the National Trust’s ongoing partnership with Cotswold Outdoor as our exclusive walking partner.

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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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