Guided Estate Walks

Join a member of our Walks and Talks volunteer team and explore our wider estate.

  • Booking essential
  • Free event

Our guided estate walks offer an insightful introduction to the Hoare family and the Stourhead estate, plus seasonal interest. Each walk is tailored to showcase the best parts of the estate depending on the month and season, full details on this can be found below. Walks start at 11am and take approximately two hours, taking place on the last Friday of each month from March to October.

Friday 29 April - this walk will take us through Bonham Wood which is well known for its jubilant bluebells at this time of year.

Friday 27 May - this walk will take us up to King Alfred's Tower and will focus on estate and woodland management and wildlife.

Friday 24 June - this walk will take us up to Whitesheet Hill and will focus on archaeology, butterflies and wildflowers.

Friday 29 July - this walk will take us up to Park Hill Camp and will focus on estate and woodland management and wildlife.

Friday 26 August - this walk will take us up to King Alfred's Tower and will focus on estate and woodland management and wildlife.

Friday 30 September - this walk will take us up to Whitesheet Hill and will focus on archaeology, butterflies and wildflowers.

Friday 28 October - this walk will take us through Bonham Wood and will focus on the autumnal colours we can see across the estate.

The basics

Booking details
Call 01747 841152
or secure your free place by emailing stourhead@nationaltrust.org.uk
Meeting point
Meeting places vary and will be confirmed when booking
Accessibility
These walks pass over uneven ground, which may be muddy in places and are therefore unsuitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs

Contact Info

Name
Stourhead Estate Office
Email
stourhead@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01747 841152

Upcoming events

May half term & Jubilee celebrations: Willow crown weaving

Sat 28 May 2022
10:00-12:45
Weave your own willow crown, in the surroundings of the South Lawn, as we celebrate May half term and the Queen's Jubilee!

Guided Garden Walks

Sat 28 May 2022
11:00-12:15
Discover what the Genius of the place means at Stourhead

May half term & Jubilee celebrations: The Poetry Machine

Sun 29 May 2022
10:00-16:00
Come and experience the creation of a bespoke poem, unique to you based on your thoughts, feelings and surroundings. Brought to you by the Poetry Machine.

May half term & Jubilee celebrations: Face painting

Thu 02 Jun 2022
10:00-15:45
Be inspired by Stourhead and celebrate the Jubilee with some fun face painting from our talented local artist. There are also lawn games to play and enjoy. Donations welcome.

Lighting of the Jubilee beacon at Whitesheet Hill

Thu 02 Jun 2022
21:30-22:30
Join us on top of Whitesheet Hill as we light the Jubilee beacon.

May half term & Jubilee celebrations: Wincanton Silver Band

Sat 04 Jun 2022
14:30-16:30
Playing a variety of music including traditional brass pieces, music from shows and films, as well as up to date popular music. So come along and enjoy an afternoon concert on South Lawn.