Nature Walk

Wow! I didn't know that... Join our knowledgeable volunteer Mike to discover fascinating nature facts.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Discover the fascinating worlds of plants, trees and other wildlife – from the folklores surrounding them to their significance in history. Your guide Mike will astound you with fascinating facts and amusing anecdotes as you walk around the estate. This is a great walk for those with a general interest in wildlife or those new to the subject.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Prices

Admission
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £18.70 £17.00
Child £9.40 £8.50
Family £46.80 £42.50
1 adult, 2 children £28.10 £25.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 14
N/A £16.15
Group Child
Minimum group size 14
N/A £8.08

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...

National Trust & English Heritage members can visit free of charge as part of their membership. Please bring your membership card with you. 

The basics

Meeting point
The walk lasts 1-1.5hr and will begin at the West Gate entrance at 2pm. The West Gate entrance is open 11am-3pm or can be accessed from the Visitor Centre with a 10 minute walk.
What to bring and wear
Please wear sturdy footwear. As the walk is outdoors, please dress appropriately.
Accessibility
The walk can be adapted to meet access needs.
Other
Although families are welcome, this walk will be more suitable for adult groups.

Contact Info

Name
Fountains Abbey
Email
fountainsabbey@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01765 608888

Upcoming events

Wood print art exhibition

Wed 25 May 2022
10:00-16:00
See an exhibition of beautiful tree prints from artist printmaker Shona Branigan in the summer house opposite Fountains Hall.

Tree listening installation

Wed 25 May 2022
10:00-16:30
Discover what happens behind the bark of a tree with the Tree Listening Installation.

Still Time to Wonder. A new exhibition by Joe Cornish

Wed 25 May 2022
10:00-17:00
Imagine a stillness which will likely never come to this place again. Through the lens of Joe Cornish, explore the tactile beauty of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal over three years and during the silence of the coronavirus lockdown.

Garden and Abbey Tour

Wed 25 May 2022
11:00-12:30
Fountains Abbey became the greatest folly of all when John Aislabie created his water garden at Studley Royal. See the abbey as the Georgians did on this guided tour.

Abbey tour

Wed 25 May 2022
14:00-15:00
If these walls could talk...unearth the monastic secrets of a great abbey and the daily routines of the monks who lived here on this guided tour.

Mill Tour

Wed 25 May 2022
14:30-15:15
Discover the history of the oldest building on the estate