Winter walking at Greys Court

Sunshine through the trees on a frosty winter day

Now that winter has arrived, it’s a perfect time to get out and about in the fresh winter air at Greys Court. We have lots of room to breathe out on the estate and the gardens are looking beautifully bare at this time of year. So get your wellies on and bring the whole family for a winter walk at Greys Court.

The Estate Walk

Greys Court is beautiful at this time of year, with frosty rolling parklands and charming courtyard gardens. Take Sir Felix’s Gentle Path, a 30 minute route through the parkland and beech woods, and admire the landscape and beauty of the bare trees. Make sure to bring your wellies as it can get quite muddy this time of year.

If you do not want to walk so far, please speak to our friendly team at Visitor Reception, who will be able to guide you on a shorter route.

Winter walking
Group of people wrapped up for winter going for a walk
Winter walking

Things to explore

At Greys Court, we have some unusual structures to discover. Along Sir Felix’s Gentle Path, go over the Chinese Bridge to explore a 19th century ice house which was used to keep food cool before the modern refrigerator was invented. On the way to the Tea-room, discover the Well House with a donkey wheel from 1587, one of earliest and largest surviving examples of its kind.

Please note the Donkey Wheel is currently closed to visitors, apologies for any inconvenience caused. 

Walking your dog at Greys Court

We welcome dogs at Greys Court, but we ask that you keep them under close control on the estate, particularly around farm animals. To protect the plants in our gardens, unfortunately dogs are not permitted in the walled gardens. 

Grab a hot drink after a long walk

Now the days are getting colder, a hot drink and a treat in the cowshed tearoom at Greys Court will be a perfect end to a long refreshing walk out on the estate. There's outdoor seating for the brave and their four-legged friends all year round.