Ancient tree walks in the Midlands

One of the best ways to see some of the ancient woodland in our care is by taking a walk. We've collected together some of our favourite walks, all guaranteed to give you a look back at historical trees.

Ancient trees at Croft Castle in Herefordshire

Ancient tree walk at Croft Castle near Leominster

Enjoy a gentle wander into the heart of Croft's parkland and discover the ancient trees and wildlife along the way.

A chestnut tree in autumn at Calke Abbey, Derbyshire

Calke Park ancient trees walk

Discover some of the oldest trees in Europe as these ancient inhabitants of Calke parkland unfold to tell their stories.

Early morning sun shining through autumn trees at Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire

Kedleston - long walk

This 3 mile walk is a circular tour of the park, which was designed, built and planted between 1761 and 1776.

The Attingham deer, descended from the original herd brought to Attingham in the late 1700s

Wildlife walk at Attingham Park

Attingham Park is home to a wide range of wildlife, don't miss the Deer Park, the Walled Garden and miles of beautiful walks.

misty view of the parkland at Brockhampton

Brockhampton Estate wildlife walk

Listen for woodpeckers, smell wild flowers, and keep an eye out for all sorts of insects on this easy trail around the estate.

Hardwick Hall from the ponds early spring

Hardwick wider estate walk

A walk discovering parts of the estate often missed.

Sunrise at Clumber Park ford, Nottinghamshire

A glimpse of southern Clumber

The walk is mainly through woodland and agricultural land in some of the quieter parts of Clumber and finishes by the lakeside, and is perfect for all seasons.