Walking

Ancient woods, dramatic clifftops, wild parklands, trails and landscaped gardens. You're spoilt for choice when it comes to finding a walk at our places

Walking on the estate at Calke Abbey, Derbyshire
A frosty winter walk

How walking in nature can help wellbeing 

Going on a walk can revive us. Whether you’re exploring quiet forests or looking out over a rugged headland towards the sea, spending time in nature can give you a sense of peace and a breather from the stresses of daily life. Experts from our recommended outdoor retail partner Cotswold Outdoor and our rangers share their thoughts on why walking in nature means so much.

Find your walk

There are hundreds of walks across the country to enjoy. Explore the map and find one near you.

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Young visitor enjoying the view

Listen to our walking podcast series 

Did you know that we produce podcasts which you can listen to for free? In the latest walking episode we’re at Box Hill, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty just a short train ride from Central London. A million visitors flock to this verdant part of the Surrey countryside every year – whether to cycle the legendary Olympic incline, absorb the breath-taking views or explore the diverse wildlife and plants.

The exterior of Bird How, nr Gosforth, Eskdale, Lake District, Cumbria

Walking holidays 

On your next walking adventure, plan a trip further afield with a stay at one of our unique holiday cottages, with trails right from your doorstep.

Safeguarding nature

Find out how we're helping to look after natural habitats and native species