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

Visitors walking in bluebell woodland at Hatchlands Park, Surrey

Which places are open and what you need to know before you visit 

We're starting to open some gardens and parklands in England and Northern Ireland at reduced capacity, through advance bookings every week. Most places up to 8 June have now reached capacity. New tickets are released every Friday and we'll continue to add new places over the coming weeks. More than 200 coast and countryside car parks are now open. All houses remain closed for now and all places in Wales remain closed following Welsh Government advice. Read this article to find out what's open and what to expect from your visit.​

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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Leigh Woods, Bristol

How walking in nature can help wellbeing 

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

Visitors having a rest in parkland at Attingham Park, Shropshire

Accessible walks 

If you're looking for a route that will suit walkers of all ages and abilities, here's some of our favourites. These routes take you along well-maintained paths and easy terrain.

Walkers at Wasdale, Cumbria, with the vast expanse of Wastwater in the distance

Cotswold Outdoor’s top tips for walking  

Make the most of your spring walks with practical advice and kit from our official outdoor partner, Cotswold Outdoor.

Safeguarding nature

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