Family walk at Sherborne Park Estate

Walking trail

An ideal walk for families, this route takes in peaceful farmland, woodland and the village. Highlights include the lovely views over Sherborne Brook and the autumn colour through woodland.

Ewe Pen Barn in the autumn

Map

Map route for family fun walk at Sherborne Park Estate

Start:

Ewe Pen Barn car park, grid ref: SP158143

1

From the Ewe Pen Barn, follow the pink waymarkers right out of the car park.

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2

Go left beside the fence and follow the path around the edge of the field towards Ragged Copse wood. Look out for the sculpture among the trees while you're there.

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3

The footpath brings you out at the western end of Sherborne village; turn right and follow the village road until you see the war memorial.

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4

The path brings you into the centre of the village at the war memorial on your right. Look for the doorway beside the red phone box. Follow the path through the doorway towards the pleasure grounds.

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5

Follow the path , at the edge of Sherborne House gardens turn left beside the tree and follow the iron fence around and enter the pleasure grounds. Follow the pink way markers.

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6

Leave the pleasure grounds through the small iron gate and follow the way markers past the ice house towards quarry wood.

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7

Enter Quarry Wood through a small iron gate and follow the path through the old quarry works to another iron gate. From here turn right and follow the farm track back towards Ewe Pen Barn car park.

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End:

Ewe Pen Barn car park, grid ref: SP158143

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Family walk at Sherborne Park Estate

Terrain

This route contains some moderate hills and passes through woodland that may be muddy and slippy in wet weather.

Do remember that Sherborne is a working estate - please stay on the paths and keep dogs under close control to avoid harm to wildlife or grazing animals.

Family walk at Sherborne Park Estate

Contact us

Family walk at Sherborne Park Estate

How to get here

Address
Ewe Pen Barn car park, Sherborne Park Estate, Gloucestershire, GL54 3DT
By road

Ewe Pen Barn car park is ½ mile (0.8km) off the A40, between Cheltenham and Oxford.

Turn off the A40, following signs for Sherborne and Clapton (opposite the brown sign for Lodge Park). Ewe Pen Barn is ½ mile along this road, sign posted to the right.

Family walk at Sherborne Park Estate

Facilities and access

  • Tea-room at the village shop in the centre of the village; open daily (closed Wednesday afternoons)
  • Keep dogs under close control to avoid harm to wildlife or grazing animals