Dinton Park walk

Walking trail

Explore a tranquil, historic parkland on this gentle walk secluded within the Nadder Valley. You’ll uncover a grand neo-Classical house, an ornamental lake and plenty of wildlife. Listen out for woodpeckers in the woodland and admire spectacular views across the Wiltshire countryside towards the cathedral city of Salisbury.

Dinton Park with Philipps House


Map route for Dinton Park walk


National Trust car park, grid ref: SU004319


Follow the path through the trees from the car park and go through a gate into the parkland.

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Continue along the path in the direction you enter the park, past the Hydes House boundary fence (not open to the public). Enter the small area of woodland to your right.


The path will lead to a gate close to the driveway to Philipps House. Go through the gate and turn left. Follow the drive which curves to the right passing the side of the house and a group of coastal redwood trees.


Continue along the back drive, away from the house. After the cattle grid climb the steps on your left up into the wood.


At the top of the steps follow the path along the woodland edge and enjoy the large sweet chestnut trees.


Pass through the gate into the park. On a clear day there are far reaching views to Salisbury Cathedral.


Make your way through the park, towards the lake. Walk round the lake, through a gate and back to the car park.

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National Trust car park, grid ref: SU004319

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Dinton Park walk


The walk takes you along uneven grassland with some slopes, steps, gates and stiles. The path around the lake is natural but uneven. Benches are located at various points on the walk. Dogs welcome in park only.

Dinton Park walk

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Dinton Park walk

How to get here

Dinton, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP3 5HH
By road

On edge of Dinton village, 9 miles (14.4km) west of Salisbury, 5 miles (8km) north of Tisbury. On north side of B3089, turn on-to St Mary’s Road at crossroads in Dinton.

By bus

Wilts & Dorset 25, Salisbury (close to railway station) to Bourton, Monday to Saturday.

Dinton Park walk

Facilities and access

  • National Trust car park