Petworth Park

Petworth Park 10k

Enjoy stunning surroundings as you make your way around the course © Jenny Porrett/National Trust

Enjoy stunning surroundings as you make your way around the course

Wednesday 21 May, 7.15pm start

A two lap 10k run for enthusiasts and athletes alike, set in the stunning backdrop of Petworth Park. This race is run in association with local running club the Midhurst Milers. Now is the perfect chance to set yourself a New Year's challenge and provide motivation for your training.

£14 per entry, booking essential

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Brownlee Tri South

Cycle through the idyllic South Downs as part of the race © David Levenson

Cycle through the idyllic South Downs as part of the race

Sunday 15 June 2014

Following the success of the Brownlee Triathlon at Fountains Abbey in 2013, Petworth Park will host a sprint and super-sprint triathlon this summer. There will also be a junior category super-sprint triathlon and a sprint relay for teams. Swim in our tranquil lake, cycle through the stunning surroundings of the South Downs and run in the beauty of our open parkland.

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Wildlife

 Bird of prey hovers over Petworth Park © David Levenson

Bird of prey hovers over Petworth Park

Discover the large variety of animals that call Petworth Park home.

From our historic herd of fallow deer to geese and birds of prey, there is plenty of wildlife to see in Petworth Park. Look out for hobbies, swallows and buzzards as they search for food in Spring. You might catch a glimpse of a kingfisher feeding at one of our two ponds.

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; and still appreciate the beautiful Spring blossom. Learn more on our ancient tree walk.

'Walkies'

With over 700 acres to play in, dogs love coming to Petworth Park and helping their owners to burn off excess energy. There’s fresh air and lots of space to explore for those with two legs or four.

This season

You will find plenty of places to relax, to explore and to enjoy

You will find plenty of places to relax, to explore and to enjoy

Petworth Park is host to a variety of visiting birds and other wildlife each spring. Look out for swallows and house martins feasting on insects in mid air, nesting buzzards on monument hill and spawning tench in the shallows of the upper pond. Whatever the season young adventurers can become Junior Rangers with our brand new ranger kits - available at car park reception.

A historic herd

Approach slowly and you might take some fantastic photos

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.

Hidden treasure

Ever heard of geocaching? It's a high-tech treasure hunt with a GPS. Why not borrow a GPS unit and some instructions from our visitor reception and see if you can find the treasure by following clues and coordinates.

Fun for all the family © Arnhel de Serra

Fun for all the family

Things you might like to know

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 free for members and only £3 for non members. There are also pedestrian entrances through the Cowyard tunnel in town and two on the A272 Midhurst Road.
 

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