Walking at Arlington

Rosalie Chichester bequeathed the Arlington estate to the National Trust in 1949, with the express desire that visitors should enjoy the outdoors. There are over 20 miles of footpaths to explore, ranging from the easy 1.75 miles of the lake walk, to the more demanding 5 miles of the Loxhore Cott and Webber's Wood walk. Whichever paths you travel you can be sure of beautiful surroundings, peaceful paths and unexpected surprises.

A view of the old lake at Arlington Court

Lake walk

Get closer to nature at the bird hide and heronry. This is our most popular and established walk around the designed landscape of Arlington Court.

Smallacombe bridge over the River Yeo at Arlington Court

Deer park walk

This walk takes you through ancient woodland and parts of the area designated a wildlife reserve by Miss Rosalie Chichester, the last owner of Arlington Court.

Colourful autumnal woodland at Arlington Court, North Devon

Centenary walk at Arlington Court

Take a steep climb through woodlands and alongside the lake to enjoy stunning views of the house and parkland on our walk created to mark our centenary year.

A gate to the parkland at Arlington Court, North Devon

Winford Valley walk

Discover Arlington Court, a Regency house nestled in a wooded valley in unspoilt North Devon, on a spring walk through woodlands and country paths.

A view across the fields along the Coombeshead walk at Arlington Court

Coombeshead Walk

The Coombeshead walk explores a secluded valley of the Arlington estate

View of the parkland at Arlington Court, North Devon

Loxhore Cott and Webber's Wood walk at Arlington Court

Explore ancient woodland and parts of the area designated a wildlife reserve by the Court's former owner, Miss Rosalie Chichester.