Walking

Walking trail

Walk at the Beech Avenue and Droves, Kingston Lacy

Walking trail

A walk round the beautiful network of droves and along the stunning 1835 Beech Avenue and back along the outskirts of the Kingston Lacy parkland. There are waymarks for Walk 4 on the route.

The avenue of beech trees leading to Kingston Lacy

Map

Map route for Kingston Lacy Beech Avenue Droves walk

Start:

South Lodge, at the junction of Abbott Street and Sandy Lane; grid ref: ST978007

1

Leave the car park through the gate on the bridleway, shortly passing South Lodge on the right. The route follows the edge of Kingston Lacy Park woodland belt, which shields the property and park. Continue straight on past the first track on left (Stour Valley Way) until Sweetbrier Drove and bridleway marker post is reached.

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2

Turn left here in a westerly direction along Sweetbrier Drove.

3

After approximately half a mile Summer Hayes Drove is on the right; turn right onto this grassed track, through at metal gate, leading to the Beech Avenue.

4

At the end of the drove go through a gate onto the Beech Avenue and turn right towards Wimborne.

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5

On reaching the Kingston Lacy Park turn right past the car park and south along Kingston Lacy Drove.

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6

Carry straight on past Sweetbrier Drove on your right and past South Lodge to the car park.

End:

South Lodge, at the junction of Abbott Street and Sandy Lane; grid ref: ST978007

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Walk at the Beech Avenue and Droves, Kingston Lacy

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Walk at the Beech Avenue and Droves, Kingston Lacy

How to get here

Address
Abbott Street, near Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 4EQ
By road

From Blandford: Take the B3082 towards Wimborne. On the outskirts of the town, take a right turn down Abbott Street, pass the church and follow the road to the right following the edge of Kingston Lacy Park. Go past the kitchen gardens and the car park is on the right by the sharp left hand bend. Distance 9.6 miles (15.4 km).

From Wimborne: Take the B3082 towards Blandford. Just past the hospital, take the Cowgrove Road, which is on the left. After about 1¼ miles, with a farm on the left, take a right turn down Roman Way which leads into Sandy Lane. The car park is on the left on a sharp right hand bend after about a quarter of a mile. Distance 2.4 miles (3.8 km).

Walk at the Beech Avenue and Droves, Kingston Lacy

Facilities and access

  • Free car park
  • Kingston Lacy shop and restaurant are two miles away
  • Farm shop and café (not National Trust) are close to St Stephen's church at the end of the Oak Avenue on Pamphill Green