Walking at Dyrham Park

Dyrham Park Prospect Walk offers great views

Dyrham Park is a nature lover's dream - home to 270 acres of parkland, hundreds of trees and a herd of fallow deer.

With its spectacular landscapes and views, Dyrham Park lends itself to exploration through walks around the parkland and garden.
 
Throughout the year, Dyrham Park is the perfect backdrop to enjoy the outdoors, spot the deer, enjoy a walk and get closer to nature.
 
I love this place. Great walks whatever the weather. Great views. Great cafe. I've built great memories here with my children. Can't recommend it highly enough.” said one visitor.
 
There are many magnificent vistas around the grounds, and a good way of taking them in is by going on one of our guided walks with our rangers. 
 

Spring walks

The park walk is a 45 minute ranger-led walk and is a great opportunity to visit the site’s key viewpoints, enjoying the Cotswold landscape and looking across to Wales and the Black Mountains.
 
During this walk you may spot our deer herd in their natural surroundings. Walks take place twice daily, no booking is needed and normal admission applies.

 

Mindfulness

This spring will see a new mindfulness trail in which you can escape from the stresses and strains of everyday life by enjoying the sounds, sight and smells of nature this season. You can pick up the trail from Visitor Reception.

Garden and flowers

There will also be daily garden walks pointing out the highlights of the season and wildflower walks every other Friday from April. All these walks are free of charge.

 

The Prospect walk

 
There are many different directions you can head in to explore the park, but the self-guided Prospect walk is a real must. Follow the tree-lined avenue towards Old Lodge and head beyond to the topograph where, on a good day, you can see past the Severn bridges to the Black Mountains in Wales.
 
“Nice walk around the park, and great opportunities to see deer too. The views are fantastic from the peak to the right of the house as you look at it. It looks stunning in autumn” said another visitor.

 

For families 

 
On the Journey of Discovery trail you can spot eight wooden sculptures - including an impressive eagle and subtle snake - taking in the quieter southern side of the park.
 
Please note: We do not allow dogs into the main park, but they are welcome in the dog walking area next to the car park.