Walking at Dyrham Park

It gets very muddy at Dyrham Park in the winter so remember your wellies

Dyrham Park is a nature lover's dream - home to 270 acres of parkland, hundreds of trees and a herd of almost 200 fallow deer.

Home to spectacular landscapes and rich in history, Dyrham Park lends itself to exploration through walks around the parkland. 
Throughout the year, Dyrham Park is the perfect backdrop to enjoy the outdoors - go deer spotting, 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 there is no better way to take them in than on one of our guided walks with our rangers. 

Winter walks

The Winter 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 at 11.15am and 2pm everyday. No booking needed, normal admission applies.
From March onwards, the Winter park walk paves way for the Spring park walk offers a totally different perspective and plenty of opportunities for seasonal photos of the spring blooms.

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 and past the Hollow Ways natural play area.
There is plenty to keep young explorers occupied - from the rolling hills which lead down to the house and garden, ripe for some 50 Things action.
Why not stop off at Old Lodge natural play area, a secure play area for younger children with picnic tables, toilet and daily activities in the school holidays? if you follow the avenue of trees towards the farm buildings and carry on down to the house, you can get a free shuttle bus back to the car 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.