Walking

Walking trail

Dudmaston Hall and Dingle walk

Walking trail

Surrounded by traditional woodland and a lakeside garden, Dudmaston Hall has been a family home since the 17th century and offers lovely walks teeming with history and wildlife.

Sunlight and shadows bathe the East Front of Dudmaston Hall as the evening sun sets

Map

Map route for Dudmaston Hall and Dingle walk

Start:

National Trust Orchard car park, grid ref: SO746887

1

Leave the orchard car park via the kissing gate at the entrance. Turn right and follow the signs downhill to the Dingle.

2

Proceed through the gate (please close it behind you) and follow the trail downhill. Go through a second gate and enter the woods. Take the steps to your right before you reach the brook.

3

Continue along the path passing the rustic bridge on your left. Crossing the bridge takes you on one of many other walks in the grounds of Dudmaston Hall. If you'd like to find out more, a detailed leaflet is available from reception, the shop or the tea-room for only £1.

4

Follow the trail along the forested river banks of the Dingle. After passing the Mill Pool on your left you will reach the Big Pool Dam. Take the path to the right, signposted for Dudmaston.

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5

Continue along the banks of the Big Pool, passing the boathouse as you go.

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6

Enter the pedestrian gate and cross the meadow towards the Hall.

7

At the marked gate, you may enter the Garden and make your way to the Hall or alternatively, turn right and continue up the hill to your starting point at the car park.

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End:

National Trust Orchard car park: SO746887

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Dudmaston Hall and Dingle walk

Terrain

Flat grass, gravel paths, some steps, slopes and narrow sections. Can be muddy, take care when walking on riverside sections of the route. Please keep dogs on leads and stick to footpaths.

Dudmaston Hall and Dingle walk

Contact us

Dudmaston Hall and Dingle walk

How to get here

Address
Dudmaston Estate, Quatt, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire WV15 6QN
By train

Hampton Loade station 1½ miles (2.4km) , Kidderminster  10 miles (16km)

By road

4 miles (6.4km) SE of Bridgnorth on the A442

By foot

The Severn Way, the longest riverside walk in Britain, runs from Plynlimon in mid-Wales to the sea at Bristol and passes within ½ mile (0.8km) of Dudmaston Hall

By bus

Arriva Midlands 297 from Kidderminster, stops at the entrance

By bicycle

National Cycle Route 45 (off-road) passes within ½ mile (0.8km) of Dudmaston Hall

Dudmaston Hall and Dingle walk

Facilities and access

  • Free parking, 100 yards
  • Toilets
  • Dogs on leads on footpaths only
  • Tea-room