The Best Things About National Trust Walks

The National Trust is a large conservation charity that protects and cares for historic properties and the countryside, up and down the UK. Places that are owned by the National Trust are cared for and maintained, so we can enjoy moments of history and pleasurable scenes.

Mam Tor

The National Trust is now a staple of British families, who enjoy dog walks, family days out,and historic houses. So what are the best things about National Trust walks?

How Much?

Our yearly membership costs £12.00 a month, but gives us access to every single National Trust site. It includes parking (which more than pays for the membership) and even money off it’s cafes and shops.

Most places include access to the outdoors. There is usually a woodland trail, gardens to explore or coastal walks to accompany the Manors, Abbeys and Mansions.

National holidays/events come with a trail of some sort. Easter egg hunts, Hallowe’en haunts and Christmas quests. These keep the kids highly entertained, and allows them to use their energy up finding the relevant information.

Dudmaston Woods

Food and Drink

Most National Trust settings have a cafe and other facilities on site. They usually have cakes, hot food and drinks. And most places also have second hand bookshops, which we love to trawl through.

Shugborough Hall


As well as utilising open space for exercise, you can learn a few things too. Usually, history of lords and ladies, and also people like Beatrix Potter. Her estate lies in the hands of the National Trust, in the Lake District.

Beatrix Potters House

From beachside to country, urban towns to mountains, there is a National Trust to be discovered in most parts of the UK. If you are members, it is a low cost way to have a day out in the school holidays. Or to tie in a visit when you are on your family holiday.

Wray Castle

Make sure you are well covered up if you’re visiting in the winter months, as from experience, you will end up covered in mud! Summer days are great for picnics in the large open spaces, or along the banks of the streams.

There’s nothing you can’t do at a National Trust property!

Where’s your favourite National Trust place to go?

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