Petworth Park

Escape the everyday

Escape the everyday at Petworth Park © Jenny Porrett

Escape the everyday at Petworth Park

Boasting far-reaching views of the South Downs, our historic park is an ideal place to escape the crowds, take an invigorating walk and let the kids run wild. Petworth Park is open for you to enjoy every day of the year (except Christmas Day and Boxing Day).

 

JMW Turner walking trail

A Turner watercolour entitled 'Dewy morning' © Tate London 2012

A Turner watercolour entitled 'Dewy morning'

Walk in the footsteps of the great artist JMW Turner.

Turner was a regular guest of Petworth House under the 3rd Earl of Egremont, George Wyndham. Discover the views that inspired him on our 'Through Turner's Eyes' downloadable trail.

Ancient trees walking trail

Oaks, limes and sweet chestnuts are amongst our ancient giants © Caroline Lisk

Oaks, limes and sweet chestnuts are amongst our ancient giants

Discover the hidden history of our ancient trees

Some of trees in Petworth Park have been standing for up to a thousand years.  Why not find out all about our ancient friends on our ancient tree walk?

Finding your way

Enjoy views that are 125m above sea level

Enjoy views that are 125m above sea level

Petworth Park is open 8am to dusk year round. It has a dedicated car park, which lies one mile north of Petworth on the A283 (the closest SAT NAV postcode is GU28 9LS).

Parking is £3 or free for National Trust members. There are also pedestrian entrances through the Cowyard tunnel in town and two on the A272 Midhurst Road.

A historic herd

Approach slowly and you might take some fantastic photos

Our magnificent herd of fallow deer have called Petworth Park home for over 500 years. They were reportedly hunted by Henry VIII on his visit to Petworth in the 1500s. Today around 900 of them grace the parkland. See if you can glimpse a few as you explore.

'Walkies'

Dog walking is welcome at Petworth Park

With over 700 acres of parkland to explore, dogs love coming to Petworth Park and burning off excess energy with their owners. The park is very popular with dog walkers. There’s plenty of fresh air and lots of space to explore for those with two legs or four.

On your bike!

Why not get on two wheels?

Cyclists are welcome into the park all year round. From taking your first scurries on stabilisers to climbs up to the Concave, Petworth Park is the ideal place to discover on two wheels.

Please keep to the tracks where possible.
 

Geocaching

Have a go at geocaching at Petworth Park

Have you heard of geocaching? It's high-tech treasure hunting using a GPS unit or smartphone. Next time you visit, why not see if you can find the treasure by following clues and coordinates?

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