Walking and exploring the Sherborne Park Estate

The watermeadows in winter

There are several walking routes on the estate that you can enjoy and spot some of the wildlife.

The Sherborne estate is home to a wide array of wildlife especially raptors and farmland birds which are declining in numbers elsewhere. You might want to bring your binoculars to spot them.

There are three way-marked walking routes to choose from, between thirty minutes and 2.5 hours. Some of them are linked below and maps are available at Ewe Pen Barn. 

From the Watermeadows car park there are a series paths to explore, this area has a lot of wildlife including wintering waterbirds.

Sherborne is a small and lovely village, including the Village Shop & Tea Room (not National Trust). The family walk will take you through the village, as well as the woodland. 

You can join a guided walk through parts of the estate not usually seen, find more details here.

Parking is at Ewe Pen Barn (postcode GL54 3DT) or the Watermeadows car park at Northfield Barn, GL54 3DN.

The view over the church and the countryside beyond

Family walk at Sherborne Park Estate

An ideal walk for families, this route takes in peaceful farmland, woodland and the village.

Cheltenham Avenue in the winter

Sherborne short woodland walk

An easy walk, but one with the chance to spot a variety of wonderful wildlife along the way.

Sherborne brook in winter

Guided walks

Our rangers lead guided walks through parts of the estate that aren't usually open.

Lodge Park, Glocestershire

Visiting Lodge Park

Things to see and do at Lodge Park, part of the Sherborne Park Estate.

Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate, Gloucestershire

Lodge Park Bridgeman walk

Explore the grounds of Lodge Park and the wider parkland, designed by Charles Bridgeman in the 18th century.