Sherborne short woodland stroll

Sherborne Park Estate

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Walkers pick up the trail from the Ewe Pen Barn in Sherborne © Julie McKenzie/Jenkyn Kennedy

Walkers pick up the trail from the Ewe Pen Barn in Sherborne

Purple woodland flower at Sherborne Park Estate © Julie McKenzie/Jenkyn Kennedy

Purple woodland flower at Sherborne Park Estate

A Spanish-English-cross bluebell in the Sherborne Park Estate © Julie McKenzie/Jenkyn Kennedy

A Spanish-English-cross bluebell in the Sherborne Park Estate

The glorious colours of an autumnal beech tree at Sherborne © Graham Wellfare

The glorious colours of an autumnal beech tree at Sherborne

Route overview

This is a short easy walk with lots of wildlife to see. This walk is especially spectacular in autumn when the Beech Avenue glistens in copper and gold.

Route details

See this step-by-step route marked on a map

A map of the Sherborne Park Estate showing key points of interest.
  • Directions
  • Route
  • Bus stop
  • Parking
  • Toilet
  • Viewpoint

Start: Ewe Pen Barn car park

  1. Start at the Ewe Pen Barn car park and follow the red waymarker. Turn left out of the carpark.

    Show/HideEwe Pen Barn

    Look out for information about the estate on boards in the barn.

    Walkers pick up the trail from the Ewe Pen Barn in Sherborne © Julie McKenzie/Jenkyn Kennedy
  2. Turn left and follow the red waymarkers along the footpath alongside the road.

    Show/HideWoodland flowers

    Enjoy the lush woodland and look out for buzzard, roe deer, cowslip and fungi like the shaggy ink cap and bracket fungus.

    Purple woodland flower at Sherborne Park Estate © Julie McKenzie/Jenkyn Kennedy
  3. Turn left, again following the red route within the estate walls, alongside the A40.

    Show/HideGolden beeches

    This row of beeches are especially glorious in the autumn when their gold and copper leaves shimmer in the bright sunlight.

    A Spanish-English-cross bluebell in the Sherborne Park Estate © Julie McKenzie/Jenkyn Kennedy
  4. Follow the red waymarkers left again, down Beech Avenue.

    The glorious colours of an autumnal beech tree at Sherborne © Graham Wellfare
  5. Turn left, following the red waymarkers back to Ewe Pen Barn

End: Ewe Pen Barn car park

  • Trail: Walking
  • Grade: Easy
  • Distance: Approx 1.5miles
  • Time: Allow 30 minutes
  • OS Map: 163:SP158143
  • Terrain:

    This is a short, flat and easy walk.

  • How to get here:

    Ewe Pen Barn car park is situated just half a mile off the A40, between Cheltenham and Oxford.

    Turn off the A40, following signs for Sherborne and Clapton (opposite the brown sign for Lodge Park). Ewe Pen Barn is half a mile along this road, sign posted to the right.

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