Gardens and Parkland

There’s lots to see and do in Belton’s great outdoors. The formal gardens, pleasure grounds and boating lakes are a great place for a stroll in all seasons, while the parkland is perfect for wildlife spotting and dog walking with lots of lovely picnicking places too.

Sheep in the frost at Belton House

Walking at Belton

Discover the seasonal highlights of Belton at this time of year.

Join us for deer feeding at Dyrham Park in winter

Wild deer at Belton

Belton is home to a wild herd of around 300 fallow deer. The deer are direct descendants of the herd enclosed within its parkland in 1690, and have been a significant feature of the estate ever since.

Greyhound looking across Belton park

Dog walking at Belton

With 1300 acres to explore, come and join us for a wander with your four-legged friend.

The pink ballerina is one of the most distinctive waxcaps with a pointed rose-pink cap, pink gills below and a pinky-white stalk

Belton Fungi

As part of Belton’s programme of wildlife surveying, the outdoors team spend the autumn looking at some weird and wonderful fungi across the estate.

The North Front at Belton House, a restoration country house built 1685-88

Changing Seasons at Belton

Find out what you can do at Belton in each changing season.

A historic photograph from Belton's collection of the deep herbaceous borders running through the centre of the Italian Garden

Belton’s Italian Garden Restoration

Over time many of the important features of Belton's Italian Garden have been lost, and we’re now working to restore these important garden elements.

Frosty morning looking over the parkland

Belton Park walk

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