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Join in The Great British Walk

Walking on Pen y Fan in the Brecon Beacons National Park, South Wales © Paul Haris

Walking on Pen y Fan in the Brecon Beacons National Park, South Wales © Paul Haris

At the National Trust we are once again celebrating our Great British walk’s in partnership with PruHealth. Throughout the autumn you can find fantastic walks on offer in some of our most beautiful outdoor places. Many of the walks are on the doorstep of our holiday cottages so why not make a weekend of it and discover a new area on foot. You can then return to the cottage for a well earned rest.

From 1st September to 03 November 2013 many of our special places will host a variety of walking events, activities and trails aimed at all ages to entice you into the great outdoors.

The vast majority of our cottages have walks and events within easy reach, below we have highlighted a few to get you started:


Locate yourself at the heart of Snowdonia in Dyffryn Mymbyr Farmhouse with family and friends and be inspired by the stunning mountain views to follow one of our many walks in this beautiful region.


West Challacombe Cottage makes an ideal base for experiencing the breathtaking walks in Exmoor and along the North Devon coast.  There are deer walks at Arlington Court and for the hardy an extreme butterflying walk from Dunkery Beacon.

East Anglia

Settle into one of the Coastguard Apartments sitting on top of Minsmere cliffs at Dunwich Heath and enjoy the lovely varied 5 mile walk that takes in wetlands, beach, heath, meadow and woods. You are promised lots of wildlife, especially as it takes in the RSPB reserve.

Whether you are looking to explore autumn colour in wooded parkland, experience a guided walk with one of our rangers, or try wildlife spotting along some of our most dramatic coastline, there is a theme and distance to suit you.

So come and celebrate walking with us this autumn, we look forward to welcoming you.

Discover a great walk near you or share your great walk from the 1st September at

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  • The exterior of 89 Church Lawn, Stourhead, Wiltshire © Chris Lacey

    89 Church Lawn

    Stourton , Wiltshire

    Charming stone cottage stands at entrance to the gardens at Stourhead.

  • The exterior of Lark, How Hill, Ripon, Yorkshire © National Trust


    Ripon , Yorkshire

    Lark is one of five cottages surrounding a courtyard less than a mile from Fountains Abbey.

  • The exterior at Thrang, Lake District, Cumbria © Mike Henton


    Seathwaite, Lake District , Cumbria

    Difficult to find a more remote and peaceful spot than here.

  • Caerllan, Llandysul, Ceredigion, Wales © Mike Henton


    Llandysul , Ceredigion

    A converted farmhouse in a delightful rural setting with walks on the doorstep.

  • The exterior of Norbury Manor, Ashbourne, Derbyshire © Chris Lacey

    Norbury Manor

    Ashbourne , Derbyshire

    Grade I listed manor house overlooking a historical garden.