Guided walks at Bodiam Castle

A view of Bodiam Castle taken on one of our guided estate walks

Join one of our free guided walks at Bodiam Castle and discover some of the secrets of our castle grounds. All walks start from the castle courtyard.

Discover more about our special place

The main focus of a visit to Bodiam is, of course, the castle.  But visitors can now find out more about the castle grounds on one of our free guided walks. All walks are led at a pace to suit the group attending.

Moat walks

Our moat walks are guaranteed every day except Tuesday and Saturday or as published in our Events section. This short walk will take you around the perimeter of the moat to look at the castle from the outside and at some of the features of the grounds. The walk lasts about 35-45 minutes depending on the group.

Our guides will share some of the secrets of the grounds and you'll be able to build up a picture of what the landscape might have looked like around the castle back in the Middle Ages. You'll also discover why we have a Second World War pill box in the grounds.

Our friendly guides start their walks from the castle courtyard at 12.15pm and 2.15pm. On Fridays you may well find yourself being taken around by a costumed medieval washer woman, complete with washing bat. Come along and find out more about our magnificient castle and its grounds.

  • Moat walks will be on offer from Monday 26 March until Sunday 28 October
  • Walks may be cancelled at short notice in extreme circumstances. Details will be published on our website and at the property on these occasions.
Bodiam Castle
One of the views of Bodiam Castle that can be admired on a castle grounds walk
Bodiam Castle

Can I bring my dog and my children?

As these walks take place outside of the castle, dogs on leads are very welcome to accompany their owners.  Dog owners will need to join the walk at the gates to the bridge across to the castle as dogs are not permitted in the castle itself. The walks are suitable for good walkers and listeners aged 5 upwards.  It is possible for buggies to be taken on the grounds walk or a backpack-type child carrier for smaller children.

Please bring water for hydration, particularly in warmer weather, and we suggest sturdy shoes, boots or trainers to walk in.  The moat walks are over gravelled paths, which can be uneven and muddy in wet weather.