Walking with the equines

If you’re looking for a new walking companion, then how about a cuddly donkey or majestic shire?

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

It’s well known that spending time with friendly animals is good for wellbeing, so combine a short walk around Erddig’s 1,200-acre estate with meeting our equine residents. The short circular walk starts in Erddig’s stables and continues along the west front of the house into Big Wood. This 30-minute walk takes you past the striking Stansty gates, allowing a glimpse of the 12.5-acre walled garden and views of the house.

Walks rotate between horses and donkeys, so not both at the same time.

Prices

Additional prices
  • Walking with the equines £0.00
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Erddig

Prices

Summer gardens and outbuildings
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £9.50 £8.60
Child £4.80 £4.30
Family £23.70 £21.40
Whole property summer
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.00 £13.50
Child £7.50 £6.75
Family £37.50 £33.75
Group Adult N/A £11.50
Group Child N/A £5.75
Winter whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £7.00 £6.30
Child £3.50 £3.15
Family £17.50 £15.75
Group Adult N/A £5.35
Group Child N/A £2.65

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Please check house opening information as times vary. From 23 March our garden, outbuildings, restaurant and shop are open daily from 10am to 5pm until 26 October when we open 11am to 4pm.

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Suitability
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Meet in the stables.
What to bring and wear
Walking boots, closed shoes or wellingtons recommended. The terrain varies from loose gravel to mud and uneven stone. Waterproofs when wet but please, no umbrellas.
Accessibility
We have disabled bays in the car park, uneven cobbles to the stables and loose gravel, mud and uneven stone in the woods. If you have any accessibility requirements, please call 01978 355314.
Other
The short circular walk starts in Erddig’s stables and continues along the west front of the house into Big Wood. This 30-minute walk takes you past the striking Stansty gates, allowing a glimpse of the 12.5-acre walled garden and views of the house. Walking boots, closed shoes or wellingtons recommended. Please note every person joining on the walk will need to book a ticket regardless of age.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
25 August 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available
14:00 - 14:30 Sold out
5 September 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available
14:00 - 14:30 Available
8 September 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available
14:00 - 14:30 Available
12 September 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available
14:00 - 14:30 Available
15 September 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available
14:00 - 14:30 Available
19 September 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available
14:00 - 14:30 Available
26 September 2019 11:30 - 12:00 Available
14:00 - 14:30 Available

Contact Info

Name
Medina Dicks
Email
medina.dicks@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01978 355314

Upcoming events

Erddig parkrun

Sat 24 Aug 2019
09:00-10:00
Join the Erddig parkrun. It's a 5km run - just you against the clock.

Beginner running group

Sat 24 Aug 2019
10:00-11:00
Let the outdoors move you with our beginner running group. Our team of friendly volunteer run leaders will help you get active on the beautiful Erddig estate.

Nordic walking

Sat 24 Aug 2019
10:00-11:30
Let the outdoors move you with our weekly Nordic walking sessions on the Erddig estate.

Erddig Big Summer Clean

Sat 24 Aug 2019
10:30-12:30
We need your help. Can you come and join us for a few hours for the big summer clean here at Erddig this August?

The Brothers Yorke

Sat 24 Aug 2019
14:00-14:30
This 30 minute play by award winning playwright and writer Peter Read tells the story of the last two squires of Erddig; Simon and Philip.

Walking with the equines

Sun 25 Aug 2019
11:30-12:00
If you’re looking for a new walking companion, then how about a cuddly donkey or majestic shire?