Walks And Walking – Autumn Walks With The National Trust
Although the summer is now technically over that does not mean an end to some good weather. I have noticed over the years that September, October and even November can be very pleasant for walking, with clear blue skies and some autumn sunshine which make for some memorable autumn walks.
So if you are looking for something different to do this autumn then now is a perfect time to join the National Trust and discover some amazing walking routes. For the latest offers on National Trust Memberships please click on the National Trust advertisement or visit the Walks And Walking Shop.
The Great British Walk with the National Trust
This is the National Trust’s walking festival with lots of events throughout the UK and wonderful trails to follow in our glorious British countryside. The walking festival runs all the way up to the 4th November so there is plenty of time to join the National Trust and get involved.
Latest News from the National Trust this autumn
The National Trust website has now been updated to include a comprehensive list of parks and gardens that come alive during the autumn months. They have also uploaded a new movie map which shows all of their properties that have been featured in films over the yeas. They have also recently commissioned a writer and philosopher to spend a week at the White Cliffs for their White Cliffs Appeal. You can read his thoughts on his blog here and visit the official National Trust website for more details on how to donate.
Property News from the National Trust
Godolphin in Cornwall has a new art exhibition running until the 4th November. Box Hill played host to the cycling road races during the Olympics and surveys conducted after the event showed no ecological damage to the wildlife as a result of the thousands of spectators that turned up. The Giant’s Causeway has opened its new visitor centre and had a visit from the Prime Minister David Cameron as well as featuring in the Olympics Opening Ceremony. Castle Drogo has received vital funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund which will help us to preserve this place for the future. All of these great venues are perfect for autumn walks. And finally, an autumn research project is taking place at Longshaw Estate in Derbyshire studying ants! Tiny radio receivers are being placed on internationally protected ants to find out more about how they communicate with each other.