Winter walking at Basildon Park

Stark tree on the Basildon Park estate

Winter at Basildon Park is a beautiful time of the year, and the perfect place for a refreshing winter walk. The winter trees open up new views of the garden and house, and you can see long vistas of natural beauty. Put on your wellies and coat and get ready to let off some steam!

Parkland walks

The 400 acres of parkland offers routes to suit everyone, with four way-marked walks to choose from. From half a mile to 3 miles, our routes can take you around the estate through the woodland and frosty fields, with fantastic views of the mansion through the bare trees. Look out for wildlife and see if you can spot the first snowdrops of the season in January.

Our most popular route is the green walk, with spectacular views of the estate, and a stroll back through open parkland.  If you’re feeling more energetic, the orange route will take you on a 3 mile loop around the boundary of the estate, past the oldest trees at Basildon.

Please ask our friendly team at visitor reception for a map to help you find the routes.

Illuminated Woodland Walk 

This winter, hundreds of winter lights will be illuminating the woodland. Take an afternoon walk up to the mansion and admire the colours of the trees in a new way. It's the perfect place for a photo opportunity.

The illuminated woodland walk at Basildon Park
The woodland walk illuminated with fairy lights, as a family walks through
The illuminated woodland walk at Basildon Park

Please note that during wet weather we may have to turn off the fairy lights to ensure they do not trip, apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Weekly guided walks

Every Friday, our volunteers and rangers are here to talk to you about our work to look after the parkland and the wildlife that lives there. Guided walks begin in the stableyard at 11am, normal admission applies.