Get out and about on the Dudmaston estate

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The Dudmaston estate stretches across 3,000 acres of park and woodland, which includes Dudmaston Hall, four tenanted farms and the village of Quatt. With plenty of waymarked paths and trails, put your walking shoes on and explore parts of Dudmaston you've never ventured to before.

Set against a landscape of ancient woodland, productive conifer plantations and brimming pools, Dudmaston is a large working estate.

Quatt village

The name 'Quatt' is thought to come from two sources. The Celtic word for wood, 'coed' and the Saxon word for farm 'tun'. Joined together, 'Coed-ton' means village in the wood. The village appears as 'Quatone' in the Doomesday book.

The village may be small but it's full of character. Pay a visit to the church, enjoy the architecture or stop off at the farm shop cafe.

Quatt village hall is a lively and welcoming venue with events running throughout the year. Keep up to date with what's happening on their website.

Step inside Quatt Church
Dudmaston quatt village church
Step inside Quatt Church

Traces of woodland heritage

When you walk around the estate, you may notice the distinctive style of fencing that surrounds our boundaries.

Geoffrey Wolryche Whitmore saved the estate from financial ruin in the early 20th century. He was a pioneering forester and exhibited at forestry exhibitions throughout the country. He won national awards for the design of an oak field gate, as well as for wooden fencing, the design of which is still in use today.

Geoffrey Wolryche Whitmore won a silver award for his fencing at the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society in 1939
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Geoffrey Wolryche Whitmore won a silver award for his fencing at the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society in 1939

Comer Woods

We're working to improve access to this part of the estate so we can welcome more visits all year round. With a brand new pay and display car park and newly waymarked trails, there's plenty of opportunity to get out into the woodland.

Hampton Loade

At the southern tip of the estate sits Hampton Loade. The pay and display car park is free for National Trust members and is open every day of the week.

Start walking from Hampton Loade and begin to appreciate the full extent of this large estate. 

Sawmill

The car park at the Old Sawmill is open everyday. It's a great starting point for a relaxing walk around the three pools in Comer Woods. Pull on your walking shoes and see the estate from a new perspective. Dogs on leads are very welcome on all of our wider estate walks.