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 along the clifftop at The White Cliffs of Dover, Kent, near the South Foreland Lighthouse, on a sunny day in August
You've helped us open more than 135 gardens and parklands

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

We’ve opened more than 135 gardens and parks in England, Wales and Northern Ireland through advanced booking. Tickets are released on Friday for the following week. More than 200 coast and countryside car parks are open across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Read this article to find out what's open and what to expect from your visit. ​

Walkers on Corn Du in the Brecon Beacons

Top summer walks 

Enjoy a summer walk through the countryside, coast and parkland we look after. We’ve chosen some of our favourite trails full of flowers, wildlife and wonderful views.

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 exclusive walking partner Cotswold Outdoor, share their thoughts on why walking in nature means so much.

Walkers on the fisherman's path, Beddgelert

Listen to our walking podcast series 

Join ranger Kate Martin as she explores some of the most beautiful outdoor places that we care for. In each episode she'll be uncovering the myths, legends and history behind each landscape.

Safeguarding nature

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