Boxing day walk at Bateman's

A walk with a ranger across the Bateman's estate

Join a National Trust Ranger this Boxing Day and take a gentle countryside walk out on the Bateman's estate.

Out into the fresh air

Thur 26 December, 10.30-12.30

Walk off all the indulgences of Christmas day with a Boxing day estate walk, lead by Kevan Gibbons, a National Trust Ranger, based at Bateman's. 

Kevan Gibbons, ranger at Bateman's
A head shot of Kevan Gibbons, ranger at Bateman's
Kevan Gibbons, ranger at Bateman's

A bracing walk and beautiful views

The Sussex countryside that surrounds Bateman's provided inspiration for some of Kipling's most magical stories such as Puck of Pook's Hill and Rewards and Fairies. 

A view across the Bateman's estate
A view across the Bateman's estate
A view across the Bateman's estate

This walk will take you out and about on the estate and at this time of year, with the leaves fallen from the trees there are some fantastic views back to the house. The countryside around has changed little since the Kiplings lived at Bateman's and a view of the house in soft winter sunshine is beautiful to behold. You can understand why Kipling described this as a 'good and peaceable place'.

Bateman's estate walks with a National Trust Ranger
Bateman's estate walks with a National Trust Ranger
Bateman's estate walks with a National Trust Ranger

Don't forget your wellies

As some part of the walk follows along the Dudwell river valley, in winter it can be quite muddy. Wellies and waterproof clothing are a good idea. 

A well-earned break

As you finish your bracing walk in the crisp air of wintertime and are making your way back to the car, stop by the Mulberry tea-room and enjoy your complimentary hot drink.

Suitable for all the family and your four-legged friend so gather up a crowd and join in for a bracing walk to blow the winter blues away.

To book visit our what's on section or call 0344 249 1895.

Tickets cost £8.50 per person and include a guided walk and a hot drink.