Heritage Open Days 9-18 September 2022 - What will you discover?

Rangers Reveal Walks

In 2020 some National Trust rangers shared their favourite walks and the things to spot whilst rambling round the landscape. Download the trails below and step out into the countryside...

Chantelle's Walk - Windermere

Lake District, Cumbria

This walk leads between two of the ‘secret gardens’ of the Lake District, Townend and Stagshaw. Both gardens provide a haven of tranquillity to sit and quietly enjoy nature in its truest form.

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Neil's Walk - High Close Garden

Ambleside, Cumbria

High Close Garden is an arboretum (or tree garden) situated between Grasmere & Elterwater. The garden covers 11 acres and is part of the wider High Close estate which totals 535 acres. It is a tranquil and peaceful place, perfect for a stroll and a picnic.

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Elaine's Walk - Easedale

Grasmere, Cumbria

Walk in the footsteps of Canon Rawnsley, cofounder of the National Trust, and William and Dorothy Wordsworth on this stunning trail from the village of Grasmere to the black waters of Easedale Tarn. Along the way you’ll pass churning waterfalls and scour the landscape for traces of ancient mills and a Victorian tea hut.

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Rachel's Walk - Longshaw Estate 

South Yorkshire

Longshaw has a huge variety of cultural heritage, and historic features, from pre-historic remains to industrial quarrying for millstones and dam building. This short walk is just a taste of what can be found in the surrounding area. Add to this the fantastic views of the surrounding moorlands, and the mosaic of rich wildlife that are part of the Longshaw Estate, and you’re in for a treat!

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Carole's Walk - Snuff Mills


Starting at the historic Snuff Mills, you’ll work your way along the River Frome up to Frenchay Moor. Along the way look out for Kingfishers and rare White-Letter Hairstreak butterflies. The guide for this walk was written by Carole, Lead Ranger for the National Trust’s Bristol Countryside Sites, who looks after a diverse range of places in the area, including Leigh Woods, Tyntesfield and Clevedon Court.

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Hazel's Walk - Cley Hills

Warminster, Wiltshire

The guide to this walk was written by Hazel, Visitor Experience Officer at Avebury. Although the famous stone circle is often seen as the highlight at Avebury, Hazel is passionate about helping people also discover the wonderful places the National Trust care for as part of their wider Wiltshire Landscape portfolio.

Click here for Hazel's trail tips