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Kingston Lacy Park walk from Pamphill Green

Walking trail

A walk from Pamphill Green through Kingston Plantation to Kingston Lacy House. There are waymarks for Walk 9 on the route.

Ruby Red Devon cattle at Kingston Lacy, Dorset

Map

Map route for Kingston Lacy Park walk from Pamphill Green

Start:

Pamphill Green car park near St Stephen's Church, grid ref: ST990008

1

Having left the car park, proceed towards St Stephen’s Church. Turn right into Abbott Street and then almost immediately left into ‘Harry’s Walk’, flagged as ‘Footpath to Kingston Lacy House’.

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2

The footpath follows the fence-line behind the Pamphill Farm Shop, with fingerposts directing you down through the woodland known as Entrance Copse. The first section of the woodland walk is named after Harry Cherrett, a long serving forestry employee of the Bankes’ family.

3

Passing through a metal kissing gate by the B3082 and the historical main entrance to the park; the grassed footpath continues outside the park railings next to a line of mature cedars.

4

At the point of re-entry into woodland at Keeper’s Lodge, the remnants of the Second World War American Army hospital, in the form of a vehicle inspection ramp and former ambulance station, can be seen in the park. The metal gate into the woodland is immediately on your right. This woodland path is then the main section of walk through Kingston plantation.

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5

The path meanders through the woodland, crossing the main water course from the park. Most of the route runs parallel to, but screened from, the Wimborne to Blandford Road.

6

Having reached the entrance gates of Kingston Lacy House, turn left through the gate into the parkland following the drive to the visitor reception, particularly if you wish to also visit the house and garden. Beware of vehicles using the main entrance road. The estate’s North Devon herd of cattle can often be seen grazing in the park, with calves in the spring and summer. From this point you can also enjoy the parkland but return by the same route to Pamphill as there are no other public rights of way out of the park.

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End:

Pamphill Green car park near St Stephen's Church, grid ref: ST990008

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Kingston Lacy Park walk from Pamphill Green

Terrain

Flat tracks that can be muddy in winter.

Dogs welcome, but must be kept on a lead if animals are grazing and when close to traffic.

Kingston Lacy Park walk from Pamphill Green

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Kingston Lacy Park walk from Pamphill Green

How to get here

Address
Pamphill, near Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 4ED
By road

From Blandford: Take the B3082 towards Wimborne. On the outskirts of the town take a right turn down Abbott Street and then by the church entrance turn left to the free car park. Approximately 7 miles (11km).

From Wimborne: Take the B3082 towards Blandford. On the outskirts of the town take a left turn down Abbott Street and then by the church entrance turn left to the free car park. Approximately 2 miles (3.2km).

Kingston Lacy Park walk from Pamphill Green

Facilities and access

  • Free car park
  • Kingston Lacy shop and restaurant 1.5 miles (2.5km) away
  • Farm shop and restaurant close to the car park (not National Trust)
  • Dogs welcome, but must be kept on a lead if animals are grazing and when close to traffic