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Walks with cosy cafés

The outside of the café and shop at Brean Down with a large green National Trust sign
The café and shop at Brean Down, Somerset | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

Grab a bite to eat and a warming hot drink ready for a coastal stroll or woodland wander. Here are our top walks with cosy cafés to keep you refreshed and ready for whatever the British weather throws your way.

Baggy Point, Devon
There are many reasons to visit Baggy Point with its crashing waves, rugged headland and jagged cliffs. The area is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for its geological features. After you've finished this 2-mile circular route, visit the Sandleigh Tea-room for treats from local suppliers.Baggy Point short circular walk
Boscastle, Cornwall
Follow this 4-mile walking trail through the woodland of the Valency Valley before exploring Boscastle’s Elizabethan quay. Amble past stone cottages before breathing in the sea air on the quayside. Stop for lunch at the café and rest your legs in the courtyard.Boscastle and Valency Valley walk
Brean Down, Somerset
Brean Down boasts Iron Age remains and a Victorian fort, built to withstand French invasion. Starting from the Brean Down Cove Café, explore the headland on this 3-mile circular coastal walk, soaking up views over the Bristol Channel along the way.Brean Down coastal walk
Cragside, Northumberland
Built on a rocky crag high above the Debdon Burn, Cragside's vast grounds include the largest rock garden in Europe. A visit to Cragside wouldn't be complete without a trip to the tea-rooms, where you can tuck into comfort food at its best.The Armstrong trail at Cragside
Dunwich Heath, Suffolk
Bring your dog along for the Woof Walk at Dunwich Heath – a 2-mile walk through lowland heath that begins and ends next to the Coastguard Cottages tea-room. You can let your dog off their lead throughout this walk and they're welcome inside the tea-room too, at pawprint-labelled tables.Woof walk at Dunwich Heath
Visitors sitting at a table enjoying some tea in the café at Dyrham Park, Gloucestershire
Visitors in the café at Dyrham Park, Gloucestershire | © National Trust Images/Trevor Ray Hart
Dyrham Park, Gloucestershire
This 2.5 mile circular route takes you through open parkland, woodland terraces and the formal scenes of the West Garden at Dyrham Park. Pop into the tea-room to refresh and refuel, or grab a drink to take out with you.The terraces walk at Dyrham Park
Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire
Fountains Abbey is one of the most atmospheric places in Yorkshire. There's a deer park, a lake, canals and acres of space to wander around. Stop off at the Visitor Centre restaurant on your travels around this historic site.Studley Royal deer park Walk
Longshaw, Derbyshire
Head through Longshaw's tranquil woodlands and alongside the dramatic waters of Padley Gorge on this 3 mile route. The trail begins and ends at the tea-room, so you can take a drink along for the walk or stop by afterwards for a bite to eat.The woodland explorer walk at Longshaw
Mount Stewart, County Down
There's a surprise around every corner at Mount Stewart, which is home to plants from all corners of the world. Explore 5.5 miles of walking trails, taking in open farmland, woods alongside the house, an exotic garden and a lake. Stop off at the tea-room on the shores of Strangford Lough for award-winning food and drink.The lake walk at Mount Stewart
Visitors enjoying scones in the Stables Café at Osterley Park and House, London
Visitors in Stables Café at Osterley Park and House, London | © National Trust Images/Rob Stothard
Pentire, Cornwall
Conveniently located next to the car park is Pentyr Café, serving hot and cold drinks as well as light snacks. From here, follow the headland walk and keep your eyes peeled for grey seals and peregrine falcons along the way.Pentire headland walk
Stackpole, Pembrokeshire
Discover limestone cliffs with breeding seabirds, as well as beaches, dunes and freshwater lakes with lilies on this 6 mile route. Keep an eye out for otters and don't forget to pop into the Boathouse tea-room at Stackpole Quay for lunch with a view.Stackpole wildlife walk
Stourhead, Wiltshire
Renowned for its world-famous landscape garden, Stourhead is home to Britain’s largest collection of Japanese maples. Walkers can make a pit-stop at the restaurant and take a moment to relax and take in the surroundings.King Alfred's Walk at Stourhead
The Needles, Isle of Wight
On this 7 mile walk with a view of the Needles, you’ll come across a 19th-century fort, a Cold War rocket test site and a monument to a Victorian poet laureate. Recharge your batteries with a stopover at the Old Battery’s quirky tea-room – once a Second World War signal station.The Tennyson Down trail
A person walking along the South West Coast Path at East Soar, South Devon

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