One thing us Brits can always rely on is the unreliability of the British Weather! There will be days, even weeks of glorious sunshine, and then out of the blue, the heavens open and a downpour ensues.
But, as the famous saying goes: “keep calm and carry on” – if we let the bad weather stop us from enjoying the wonderful British countryside, we’d never get outside. The UK is famous around the globe for its stunning scenery (actually helped quite a lot by the rain). With the lush green fields, the wonderful mountains, and the acres upon acres of unspoilt beauty, you can certainly see why.
To help you get the best out of the splendour around us, we’ve compiled a handy of list places the National Trust recommends for your sunny sandled strolls or, failing that, your wet wellied wanderings:
We can’t think of anywhere better enjoy the summer than with the British wildlife, seasonal flowers and some absolutely stunning views. To find out more, click here.
If you like taking your four-legged friend with you, then there are an absolute wealth of walks available. To see some of the best ones, click here.
Just because you’re not as spry as you may have been in previous years, that certainly shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the gorgeous outdoors. Click here to find the better-maintained paths – suitable for wheelchairs and mobility aids.
Is there anything more invigorating than experiencing a bit of brisk sea air whilst you go for a walk? For a list of just a few of the ones the National Trust looks after, click here.
Along with beautiful scenery, what else do us Brits do well? A good old pub! Why not combine the two with walks near a few of the more characterful and historic ones. Click here to find out more.
Whether you are a “home bird” or you can’t quite stretch to the cost of getting on a plane, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on continental looking surroundings. To see some walks that look like something you’d find abroad, click here.
The National Trust was founded in 1895 with the intention of preserving our nation’s heritage and open spaces, whilst letting us all enjoy it. One aspect of the charity you may not know about is that they have a range of fabrics inspired by places in their care. Mr Straw’s House – Aqua is woven in Yorkshire to the highest standards at the historic Moon mill and available on our many of our Fireside Chairs.