Walking at Belton House

Family with young children out walking late autumn winter along Statue Walk at Belton

Take in the seasons and the best of Belton with our recommendations of where to walk and when.

Autumn Shades

A walk through the gardens and parkland at this time of year reveals a palette of autumnal colours from pale yellow and gold to rich auburn and mulberry.
Bring the family and gather leaves for some wild art or go on a scavenger trail. Now is also the time to witness the drama of the rutting season in the parkland as deer clash antlers in their bid for dominance. 
Bellmount Tower makes a great landmark to stride out to, especially in the late autumn
View towards the Bellmount Tower in late autumn trees

Try the Belton Park walk

Get your walking shoes on and come and enjoy the spectacular seasonal colours of Belton's Parkland.
Explore ancient woodland, discover wildlife habitats, spot our fallow deer and enjoy great views of Belton House and Bellmount Tower.

Winter meandering

From crisp, bright, frosty days to atmospheric, misty mornings, Belton Park is a delight in winter. On these quiet days, Belton deer are often very close to the house and make for great photo opportunities.
Late winter rewards the resilient visitor with white blankets of snowdrops throughout the Pleasure Grounds and around the Gothic ruin.


Spring refreshment

The Pleasure Grounds become carpeted in swathes of daffodils, pale-yellow primroses and delicate blue scilla during March and April but gradually give way to bluebells in May.
Enjoy a stroll along the Statue Walk and discover Belton's box plant maze, replanted from a 1902 drawing after the original was replaced by a vegetable garden as part of the war effort.

Summer scents

The Italian Garden and classical Orangery were designed by Jeffry Wyattville circa 1820 and a summer stroll here will reward you with a vibrant display of dahlias and lush herbaceous borders.
Fragrant lavender beds form part of the parterre planting in the Dutch Garden which lead towards Belton's famous sundial and gently sloping Pleasure Grounds. 


Belton House from the parkland on a sunny day

Belton Park walk

This delightful walk at Belton Park passes key features of ancient woodland and the site of a deserted medieval village.