Explore Ickworth's miles of parkland

Ickworth is an idiosyncratic country estate created from a personal and passionate vision of classical Italy brought to Suffolk. Encircled in layers of history and landscape, explore, enjoy and rediscover miles of parkland for hidden glimpses and snatches of inspiring views.

The monument presented in memory of the Earl Bishop by the people of Derry
Walking trail

Ickworth monument walk 

Enjoy this 3 hour walk around the estate taking in the Monument which was erected in 1817 by the people of Derry as a memorial to Frederick Hervey, the 4th Earl of Bristol.

A view through to the woodland walk in autumn
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Ickworth history walk 

With its history traced back to Domesday, Ickworth park has quite a story to tell. This walk takes around 1½ hours walking you through Ickworth's long history.

View of Ickworth Rotunda from Stumpery/Spring Garden area.

Ickworth South Pleasure Grounds walk, near Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk

Walk around the South Pleasure Grounds in old Ickworth Park.

View of trees in the mist in Ickworth park
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Ickworth off the beaten track walk 

Get off the beaten track and find areas that most visitors miss on this 2 hour walk taking in some great views of the estate.

A view of the walled garden with the church and Rotunda in the distance
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Ickworth walled garden and canal walk 

The view from the far side of the canal frames the 4th Earl's summerhouse, the church and the Rotunda beautifully. Enjoy this short 1 hour walk for the perfect photo.

View of the path in the Albana Woods at Ickworth

Ickworth Albana walk nr Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.

The Trim Trail is a walk perhaps for those with more energy to spare.

View of Ickworth Rotunda from Stumpery/Spring Garden area.

Ickworth Garden Tree walk, near Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk

A walk looking at trees, around the Italianate Garden at Ickworth.

Image of boy cycling

Ickworth, Family Black Cycle route, near Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk

Enjoy picture-postcard views and wildlife encounters on this family-friendly circular cycle route around some of Ickworth's parkland. Find out some of the historical facts.