Self-led walking trails at Dyrham Park

With 270 acres of ancient deer park, formal gardens and woodland terraces waiting to be discovered, Dyrham Park is the perfect place for a brisk winter walk. Our downloadable walking trails can take you on a journey of discovery through history, show you the artistry of the gardens and introduce you to sweeping vistas across the channel. You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to finding a walk to suit you.

 

Dyrham Park, Gloucestershire

The Journey of Discovery Trail

Enjoy a ramble through the past on this family-friendly trail through Dyrham's parkland. This is a landscape that's steeped in history and each way point of this walk reveals a different clue from days gone by.

Lost terraces now open at Dyrham Park

The Terraces Walk

This circular route will take you through open parkland, tranquil woodland terraces and the formal beauty of the West Garden. Discover the inspirations for the ambitious garden that William Blathwayt created in the 17th century; see what original features of his design remain to this day and learn about those that have been lost to history.

Autumn skyline over Dyrham Park

The Prospect Walk

With breathtaking views across the Cotswold hills and the Bristol Channel, Dyrham Park is the perfect place to enjoy sweeping vistas. The Prospect Walk will guide you to the best viewpoints around the parkland, before finishing at the house's splendid East Front.

Things to bear in mind before you set off

The parkland can become very muddy during, and after, periods of wet weather; we advise wearing suitable footwear and outdoor clothing.

Due to the natural lay of the land, Dyrham Park has many hills and slopes. If you have any concerns about the accessibility of your chosen route, please talk to visitor reception when you arrive. They'll be more than happy to offer you guidance and advise you of any alternative routes that may be more suitable to your requirements.

Dyrham Park is home to a herd of wild fallow deer who roam freely around the park. As such, dogs (other than assistance dogs) are not permitted on site. If you're after a new spot to walk your dog, our neighbours Prior Park Landscape Garden  and Tyntesfield both have dog-friendly routes.