Kingston Lacy’s estate
Enjoy the fresh air and discover 8,500 acres of unspoilt estate including Holt Heath National Nature Reserve or take the opportunity to fly a kite at Badbury Rings. From water meadows at Eye Mead to our extravagant beech tree avenue, originally made up of 731 trees, there’s plenty to see.
The estate features 72 miles of footpaths, cycle trails and bridleways based on an ancient network of ‘greenways’ that used to link the farms and villages.
Please note that in order for essential conservation and resurfacing works to be carried out, the southwest section of the woodland walk will be closed until the middle November 2017. Please check at reception for full details of the best alternative routes during this period.
Kingston Lacy guided estate walks
Come and join a guided walks of Kingston Lacy's beautiful estate. From Bronze Age burial mounds to Medieval hunting lodges, an Iron Age hillfort, a Roman crossroads and an even greater variety of wildlife, wild flowers, orchids and ancient trees - these walks have something for everyone. All are offered at a gentle pace so you can take in the delights of the area. There is no charge, but donations are always welcome. See the What's On page for all the latest walk dates.
Kingston Lacy Health Cycle Rides
Every Thursday, in partnership with Moors Valley Country Park, come and join our fun, friendly and free cycle rides. These volunteer-led rides are a great chance to explore the local area and make new friends. Suitable for over 16s, it’s the perfect opportunity for you to get back on your bike if you haven’t cycled for a while.
Every Thursday 9.30-10.30am (please arrive at 9.15am for a prompt start)
Cost: free, refreshments extra
Bike hire £2.50, booking essential on 01425 470721 (free with own bike).