Summer walks across the Chartwell estate

There’s so much of the Chartwell estate that can be explored. Pick up a leaflet from our visitor centre and enjoy our estate walks, or download a trail below. You can even walk to neighbouring Emmetts Garden and Toys Hill to make a day of it.

Thriving wildlife

Our ranger team is on a mission to support Britain's wildlife. In recent years this work has included clearing small areas of the woods, such as the coppice clearings, to encourage fauna to visit.

By opening up the woodland, sunlight can warm up the undergrowth and encourage new wildflowers to grow.

Summer is a great time to see the wildlife attracted by these coppice clearings. Butterflies a plenty can be found; keep an eye out for the painted ladies and red admirals.

In recent months we've also seen a increase in the amount of buzzards flying around Chartwell, no doubt attracted by the new hunting ground that's been opened up for them. Bring along a pair of binoculars or a camera with a long lens and see how many you can spot.

Buzzard in flight
Buzzard in flight
Buzzard in flight

Shorter walks

Long walks

Walkers resting as they climb Pen yr Ole Wen, Carneddau and Glyderau, Gwynedd.

Top tips for summer walking

Whether you’re exploring ancient woodlands, dramatic clifftops or sweeping parklands, make the most of your walking adventures this summer with these top tips from our official outdoor partner, Cotswold Outdoor.