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
Find your walk
There are hundreds of walks across the country to enjoy. Explore the map and find one near you.
Find a walking trail
We've teamed up with our official walking partner Cotswold Outdoor to pull together some tips to help you get the most out of a summer walk. From navigation to equipment, we've got everything covered.
If you get lost, you can find your bearings by locating south by using a watch with hands. Line up the hour hand with the sun. Then mark the point between the hour hand and 12, and that will be south.
Keeping insects away
Keep biting insects at bay by using an insect repellent on your skin, or wearing insect repellant clothing. Don’t wait until you’ve been bitten, put it on before you head out for the day to make sure you’re protected, and reapply if you’re sweating.
Engaging children in nature
If you're walking with children look for ‘faces’ in nature. You might see one in the knot of a tree or in an odd-shaped puddle. This is a great way to encourage children to notice of the beauty of the natural world around them.
Take plenty of snacks with you on a long walk. Trail mix and flapjacks are both good options because they are great energy boosters and easy to carry.
In hot weather, drink small amounts frequently and don’t leave it until you’re thirsty, by then you may already be dehydrated. Make sure your water bottle is easily accessible and if taking a dog, remember to bring enough for them too.
Clothing: the right stuff
Wear clothing that has a UV protection rating and will wick sweat away from the surface of your skin, keeping you cool while drying quickly. Try to avoid cotton garments, as they tend to retain moisture.
It’s all about the hat
The right hat helps protect your head from the sun, keeps you cool and offers some eye protection too if it has a brim. There might not be much cover where you’re walking, so a hat will provide essential relief from the hot summer sun.
Please take litter home with you
Litter not only damages the landscape it also poses a threat to wildlife. It can also fuel wildfires. That’s why we’re asking you to keep hold of your litter until you find a bin, or please take it home with you.
Find out how we're helping to look after natural habitats and native species