Walking and exploring the Sherborne Park Estate

Family playing in autumn leaves

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. The family walk and short woodland stroll are linked below, and leaflets are displayed in the Ewe Pen Barn, which is situated next to the car park.

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

From the Watermeadows car park there are a series of paths to explore. This area has a lot of wildlife including kingfishers and you may spot signs of an otter visiting too. 

Walks from the Watermeadows car park (PDF / 4.8MB) download

Path improvement work

Work has nearly finished to improve access on the estate, including improving the paths and way marking. By the end of the work, the paths will have better surfacing and will be able to be used all year round. 

While we work hard to finish the improvement works, temporary diversions will be in place so please follow the signs during your visit. Alternative routes can also be found on the maps in the visitor car park. 


Where to park

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

Time to stretch your legs on the Sherborne Park Estate
Walking with the National Trust
Time to stretch your legs on the Sherborne Park Estate
A path through the woodland and parkland at Sherborne

Family walk at Sherborne Park Estate

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

A path through the woodland on the Sherborne Park Estate

Sherborne short woodland walk

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