National Trust Free Weekend 2013

National Trust Free Weekend 2013

This Spring the National Trust is opening the doors to more than 200 of its houses and gardens for free for an entire weekend!

On the 20th and 21st April families across the UK will have the opportunity to explore some of Britain’s best landscapes together, without stretching the purse strings. With winter behind us, the Free Weekend provides an opportunity to reconnect with the great outdoors and enjoy the charity’s picturesque gardens and houses across the UK.

Whether it’s building a den in the woods at Gibside or discovering rare breeds of farm animals at Wimpole Estate, National Trust has an activity offering for a variety of family fun.

As well as giving families the opportunity to spend quality time together in fun spaces, the Free Weekend also removes financial concerns usually associated with great days out, providing a family saving of around £30.

To plan your free weekend download a free voucher today for the location of your choice.

For the latest National Trust membership and shop offers click here.

Walks And Walking - The National Trust Free Weekend

About National Trust

The National Trust looks after more than 250,000 hectares of countryside, 710 miles of coastline and hundreds of historic places across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. For more information and ideas for great value family days out go here.

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For free days out why not visit Walks And Walking, our sister website that offers free UK walking routes. They also provides walking tips and advice with reviews and offers for walking clothes, walking accessories and walking boots. Visit their shop for latest offers from leading outdoor retailers – Cotswold Outdoor, Go Outdoors, Craghoppers, Blacks, Millets, Timberland and more.

VisitWoods Photography Competition

VisitWoods Photography Competition

VisitWoods are currently running a photography competition to win £500 in High Street vouchers, a 3 night stay for 2 at DoubleTree by Hilton and other great prizes including 3 x £250 in vouchers, a Wildlife Whisperer nest box designed by Simon King, 4kg of premium bird food and a seed feeder from Garden Bird Supplies, 5 x £50 high street vouchers for highly commended runners-up and you can enter the VisitWoods Photography Competition as many times as you want to.

For more details of the VisitWoods Photography Competition click here

Want more ideas of where to go walking? Go to our Walking Routes page or try one of over 30 Epping Forest Walks

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For free days out why not visit Walks And Walking, our sister website that offers free UK walking routes. They also provides walking tips and advice with reviews and offers for walking clothes, walking accessories and walking boots. Visit their shop for latest offers from leading outdoor retailers – Cotswold Outdoor, Go Outdoors, Craghoppers, Blacks, Millets, Timberland and more.

Merrell Barefoot Run Bare Access shoes

Here is a really interetsting article from the Blacks Life Outdoors Blog about Merrell’s Barefoot Run Bare Access shoes.

Last year, Sarah supported her husband as he ran the length of NZ – so she knows a fair bit about long-distance runs and has taken on a few herself. But she’s trying the barefoot running style for the first time, so we gave her a pair of Merrell’s new Women’s Bare Access 2s to try. They’re specifically designed to ease transition into the barefoot style.

Read the full article here Sarah Burgess: Beginning the transition to barefoot shoes

Sarah Burgess: Beginning the transition to barefoot shoes

Sarah Burgess: Beginning the transition to barefoot shoes

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For free days out why not visit Walks And Walking, our sister website that offers free UK walking routes. They also provides walking tips and advice with reviews and offers for walking clothes, walking accessories and walking boots. Visit their shop for latest offers from leading outdoor retailers – Cotswold Outdoor, Go Outdoors, Craghoppers, Blacks, Millets, Timberland and more.