Winter walks at Knole

Knole Park in Kent is beautiful at this time of year.

The showrooms may be closed but there is still plenty to see and do at Knole. The wooded pathways and grassy expanses of the park look particularly enchanting in the gentle mists and sparkling frosts of winter. Join a guided walk or follow one of our three way-marked paths and stride out into the parkland.

The cosy Brewhouse Café is the perfect place to stop for a post-walk treat and is open all winter for snacks, hot lunches and afternoon teas. The courtyards, Conservation Studio and Gatehouse Tower are also open daily throughout the winter for you to explore and enjoy.

Boxing Day walk
Tue 26 December, 11am – 12pm

Knole’s open vistas, wooded copses and gently undulating paths make it the perfect place to reinvigorate after the excesses of Christmas Day. Wrap up warm and join us for a Boxing Day walk to explore some of Knole’s stunning 1,000 acres of parkland. As a Site of Special Scientific Interest, Knole is a thriving habitat for a range of wildlife. There will be plenty of opportunities to spot members of the 350-strong wild deer herd along the way and discover the park’s other natural inhabitants.

Suggested donation £2. Please meet outside the Visitor Centre. Suitable for families and dogs on leads are welcome. Click here to find out more.

New Year’s Day walk
Mon 1 January, 2pm – 3pm

Make those resolutions count by kicking off 2018 with an energising New Year’s Day walk amidst the wintery beauty of Knole’s 1,000-acre medieval deer park. Look out for the deer in their fluffy winter coats and admire the far-reaching views over the parkland and surrounding countryside. Expect a range of terrain from woodland paths to grassy walkways.

Suggested donation £2. Please meet outside the Visitor Centre. Suitable for families and dogs on leads are welcome. Click here to find out more.

Set off on a frosty winter walk in Knole Park
With a variety of guided walks planned this winter, Knole Park in Kent is the perfect place to shake off the excesses of Christmas.

Other winter walks
Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays, 2pm – 2.45pm

Our regular programme of guided park walks will continue over the winter, on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Learn about the history of the ancient parkland, its wild deer and other inhabitants with our knowledgeable park walk team.

These walks are free and donations are gratefully received. Please meet outside the Visitor Centre. Suitable for families and dogs on leads are welcome. Please dress warmly and wear suitable footwear.

Please note there will not be a walk on Sunday 24 December as Knole is closed on 24 & 25 December.

Self-guided walks

There are three waymarked walks in the park. You can download a leaflet from our website or follow the colour coded signs that start in front of the house. Choose from the 5km Wheels Walk, which follows surfaced tracks and is suitable for wheelchairs and buggies; the 4.5km Woodland Ramble, which is well-suited to families; and the 5km Seven Oaks Walk, which follows the perimeter of the park with stunning views over the surrounding countryside.

Visitors are welcome in Knole Park year-round, however we ask that you do not feed or pet the deer. Dogs are also welcome in the park, although must be kept on leads at all times.

With a variety of guided walks planned this winter, Knole Park in Kent is the perfect place to shake off the excesses of Christmas.

Knole walks map 

Click here to download our self-guided walks map of Knole Park.

Knole is open this winter from 10am until 4pm daily (excluding 24 & 25 December, when the whole property is closed). The showrooms are closed over the winter but the Gatehouse Tower, Conservation Studio, Brewhouse Café, shops, courtyards and parkland are open.