We have listed five of the most beautiful National Trust walks around the UK that you and your family can discover this winter.
Bath Skyline Walk - Somerset
Only a short stroll from the city centre, enter another world, onto the skyline hills above Bath and beyond, through 6 miles of meadows and ancient woodlands to secluded valleys. The contrast of the city, so close to this rural haven, enhances the sense of tranquillity and the softness of nature’s forms.
This gentle 3.5 mile circular walk passes mostly through sheltered woodland, from the mysterious coppiced beech of Low Scrubs to the towering beech standards of Linton’s Wood. The final section of the walk, in contrast, takes you around Coombe Hill, with its magnificent, far-reaching views.
‘What a view’ walk - Warwickshire
A short walk with spectacular views and echoes of historic warfare. This is a trail for arable ambling, panoramic vistas and a view of the first battle site of England’s civil war. You can also book tickets in advance to view the beautiful Upton House and Gardens at the beginning of the route.
Attingham Park - Shropshire
Attingham inspires a sense of beauty, space and awe. The imposing entrance, glimpses of the vast mansion against silhouettes of cedars and expansive parkland, epitomise classical design and Italian influence. After walking through the woodland the path opens out along the top of the Deer Park, with the woodland on your left and the deer park to your right. Look closely in the bracken and ferns and you might be lucky to spot some of their deer herd!
Langdale takes its name from the Old Norse term for ‘long valley’. Located right at the heart of the Lake District, this classic, stunning example of a U-shaped glacial valley was described by John Ruskin as '…the loveliest rock scenery, chased with silver waterfalls, that I ever set foot or heart upon'. Running east to west from the high central Lake District fells, Langdale boasts Bowfell and Crinkle Crags at its head before meeting with the adjoining Grasmere, Rydal and Ambleside valley to the north of Windermere. One thing it doesn’t have, though, is a lake, which is unusual for a Lakeland valley of this size.