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

A couple of visitors explore a National Trust site during the autumn when many leaves have fallen to the ground
Man walking in autumnal woodland

Best walks for autumn highlights 

Experience the very best autumn has to offer on foot by following one of our walking routes. From walks for autumn colour to the best trails for spotting red squirrels you’ll be amazed at what you’ll discover.

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

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Coastal heathland in Dunwich

Walks through colourful heathland 

Get your colour fix this year by exploring a heathland near you. As the bright colours of summer fade, the vibrant hues of purple and blue can be found whilst strolling amongst the heather.

Wicken Fen - sunset over Sedge Fen

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 off to Wicken Fen in East Anglia for a walk through the National Trust’s oldest nature reserve. Here, open skies meet narrow waterways, giant reeds sway in the wind, and herds of wild ponies run free. We’ll set off on foot, exploring the multi-use trails that allow easy access to this other-worldly place.

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