Top spots to picnic at Dudmaston

Dudmaston picnic woodland

Whether it's cheese and pickle sarnies or a crunchy summer salad, there's plenty of places to enjoy a picnic on the estate.

Find your perfect spot...

For gorgeous summer views

Lay out your blanket on the banks of Big Pool and enjoy views across to the rolling Shropshire hills. This is a great place to spot wildlife on the water, or simply relax and watch the world go by.

Look out over Big Pool
The gardens in flower with the lake in the background at Dudmaston
Look out over Big Pool

Where the children can let off steam

Watch the children work up an appetite in the playground from the picnic benches in the orchard.

Find a shady and secluded spot

If you're looking to picnic in the great outdoors, head over to Comer Woods and find a leafy spot all to yourselves. The Scout Camp, on the Explorer route, is the perfect place to pause, or stop in Heath meadow, it's just a short walk from the car park.

Pay and display car parking free for NT members. Please remember to scan your card in the machine to help us raise funds for vital conservation and maintenance projects. Help us keep the woodland tidy. Bins are located in the car park.

Stop off for refreshments after a bike ride in the woods
Dudmaston comer woods shepherds hut catering trailer
Stop off for refreshments after a bike ride in the woods

If you want to add a few goodies to your picnic, stop off at the Shepherd's Hut, near Heath Meadow in Comer Woods. Open at weekends and during school holidays, stop by for hot drinks, homemade cakes and some savoury snacks.