Nine great parklands to explore

Parklands are vital for wildlife and offer us time for wandering, exploration or reflection. Many of the parklands we look after have a long history. It's now up to us to care for ancient trees, acres of grassland and a variety of wildlife habitats.

Lanhydrock estate, Cornwall

Lanhydrock's parkland

A scenic park rich in wildlife is waiting for you to explore at Lanhydrock, Cornwall.

A man walking in the parkland at Petworth House, West Sussex

Petworth's parkland

Discover Petworth in Sussex: a 700-acre deer park with expansive views that inspired Turner.

View across the lake towards the east front with the 'transparent' portico at Osterley, Middlesex

Osterley's parkland

Learn about Osterley Park, Middlesex, one of the last surviving country estates in London with woodland and an ancient meadow.

Ancient trees at Croft Castle in Herefordshire

Croft Castle's parkland

Discover the secrets of the ancient parkland at Croft Castle, Herefordshire, which boasts layers of history and over 300 veteran trees.

A tree in the parkland at Calke Abbey, Derbyshire

Explore the wider estate at Calke Abbey

Hidden wonders lie around every corner of Calke Abbey's 600-acre historic parkland.

Deer grazing on the grass outside Dunham Massey in Cheshire.

A perfect parkland

Many layers of history make our beautiful park a fascinating place to visit. Walk beneath the leafy avenues and admire the stunning views while getting a breath of fresh air.

View of Ripon Cathedral from the Deer Park at Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal

Studley Royal deer park and St Mary's church

The deer park at Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire has ancient trees to discover and stunning views across Ripon to enjoy.

A view across Lough Erne at Crom, Co Fermanagh

Crom's parkland

Crom in County Fermanagh has an ancient parkland, with castle ruins and some of Britain's greatest trees.

Deer at Dinefwr Park and Castle, Carmarthenshire

Dinefwr's parkland

The parkland at Dinefwr in Carmarthenshire, is a remarkable man-made landscape, which is home to fallow deer and rare wildlife.