Winter walking at Basildon Park
Winter at Basildon Park is a beautiful time of the year and perfect for a parkland walk. The winter trees open up new views of the garden and house, and you can see long vistas of natural beauty from the house. Spotting snowdrops is a favourite activity during the early months of the new year, and the frost on the bare trees adds crisp colour to the otherwise bare landscape.
The parkland at Basildon Park is vast, and you could spend whole a day just exploring the woodland towards the exit of the park. To go further afield, pick up a parkland map from our ticket office or download it below, and get exploring. There are four waymarked walks to choose from ranging from half a mile to three miles, offering a walk for everyone.
Winter views of the house
The winter trees offer a new perspective of the parkland, providing beautiful views back to the house, as it stands out against it's background.
One of the waymarked walks popular with our visitors is the green walk on the map that ends with stunning views across the fields to the house, and this is emphasised by the stark landscape.
For those of you feeling more energetic, wrap up warm and try the orange walk which takes you on a 3 mile walk around the boundary of the parkland. This route includes the oldest trees at Basildon and takes you round the back of the house and into the gardens at its end.
Weekly guided walks
If you’d like to hear more about the gardens and estate join one of the guided walks that happen on a Friday, where our volunteers and rangers can give you an insight into the work we do to protect the parkland and its wildlife inhabitants. These start in the stableyard at 11am, and you can ask at visitor reception for more details (normal admission applies).