Activities on the estate

National Trust woodland with people

Long walks, running, kite flying and cycling, there’s something for everyone at Kingston Lacy, no matter how sporty you are. Why not try something new?

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 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 From water meadows at Eye Mead to our extravagant beech tree avenue, originally made up of 731 trees, there’s plenty to see.
 

Walking trails

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.
 
There are 12 way-marked walks around the estate - download one of the walks today to begin exploring this lowland estate, its wildlife and history.
 

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.
 

50 Things to do before you’re 11¾

Join the kids in reconnecting with nature by building a den, flying a kite or hunting for bug. With 30 activities possible on the estate there are plenty of things you can tick off your 50 things list.
 

Activate Coast and Countryside Health Cycle Rides

These free, 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
Cost: free, refreshments extra
Please note that booking is essential for the Kingston Lacy National Trust rides.