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Gunby ice house pond walk


On your way back from the ice house pond, look out for the remains of the former Gunby village, which was once a thriving settlement with 15 households in 1563, but had disappeared by the time the Hall was built in 1700.

The ice house pond in the grounds of Gunby Hall
This tranquil spot on the Gunby Estate is perfect for short a stroll National Trust Images


Map route for Gunby ice house pond walk
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Gunby Hall and Gardens


From the courtyard, go through the white picket gate and follow the garden path towards the church, past the carp pond.


Leave the gardens and go through the gate on your left before the church.

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Go past the church and bear right following the fenceline of the gardens. From time to time, the field will be home to our tenant farmer's herd of Lincoln Red cattle. Do take care when walking through the field, and keep your dogs on a short lead. Look to your left and you will see the remains of the deserted medieval village.

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When you reach the fence which divides the fields, turn left and head towards the clump of trees.


Go through the gate and you have arrived at the ice house pond.

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Walk around the pond and enter the field through the gate.


Pass through the wrought iron kissing gate, and return to the gardens back the way you came.


Gunby Hall and Gardens

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Gunby ice house pond walk


Grass field and coarse stone path

Gunby ice house pond walk

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Gunby ice house pond walk

How to get here

Gunby, Spilsby, Lincolnshire PE23 5SS
By train

Skegness 7½ miles

By road

On A158 off Gunby roundabout between Spilsby and Skegness. Signposted from A158. 13 miles east of Horncastle. Parking: Free, 30 yards from entrance. Sat-Nav: PE23 5SS - please note that our entrance is an exit off the roundabout and not slightly beyond or before as some SatNav systems suggest

By bus

By bus No.6 from Lincoln and Skegness. Layby at Gunby roundabout is a request stop. 530 yards walk to entrance

Gunby ice house pond walk

Facilities and access

  • Free parking and toilets
  • Dogs on leads welcome in the Gunby Gardens
  • Tea-room with delicious home-baked treats (no lunches)