walks


A wide variety of habitats may be accessed by following an extensive network of way-marked public and permissive footpaths. These trails take you into ancient and coppice woodland, wet wildflower meadows, unimproved grassland, and green lanes and reveal many historic buildings. There is an arboretum of native trees only a short walk from the visitor centre.

A boardwalk gives access to a 4.3 hectare wet wildflower meadow rich in wildlife. Hunting barn owls, harvest mice, 75 species of plants and abundant butterflies are just some of the things to be seen. An observation hide with wheelchair access looks across a tranquil stretch of water where edible frogs, kingfishers, and otters may be seen. Please take special care near veteran trees and all water courses.

Special nature walks can be booked with the Countryside Warden. Bluebells, wildflowers, fungi and a range of other subjects can be your focus. We welcome school parties of all ages.

Care must be taken as electric fences are used. All grazing is let and livestock are not owned by the Estate.