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 winter at Cobham Wood, Kent

Visiting this winter 

In England and Northern Ireland, our gardens, parks and countryside sites remain open for local people to exercise. Shops, houses and other indoor areas are closed, and cafés are takeaway only. The safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors from the nearby community remains our priority and we urge you to book your visits in advance and stay local. All places in Wales are currently closed. Please check the property webpage before you travel.

Enjoy a winter walk through Warwickshire

Our top winter walks 

Step out into a world made new by the winter spell on one of our top winter walks. Check out walks local to you and blow away the cobwebs along blustery coastal paths, or take a frosty New Year's Day stroll.

Erosion on Brown Tongue, Scafell Pike, Wasdale

Help us reduce erosion at the places we care for 

We're pleased that so many of you are enjoying the countryside but we need your help to protect the places in our care against footpath erosion. Find out how increasing visitor numbers, social distancing and winter weather are affecting precious landscapes.

More walking highlights to explore

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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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 walks with practical advice and kit from our exclusive walking partner, Cotswold Outdoor.

Robin at Quarry Bank Mill, Cheshire

Give back to nature 

This year, more than ever before, nature has been our source of comfort. But climate change is accelerating the decline of these green spaces. Nature gives us so much, donate today and help us protect these precious places and the wildlife that live there.

Safeguarding nature

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