Festive walks at Mottisfont

A frosty path winds through colourful shrubs in the winter garden at Mottisfont, Hampshire

Refresh yourself with a festive walk around our grounds and wider estate.

Within our grounds, paths wind through a vibrant winter garden and alongside a crystal-clear river. We offer free guided walks daily.

Head out to the wider estate to explore glorious Hampshire countryside in crisp winter air.

Walk around the grounds

A gentle path runs alongside the font stream, leading you into our winter garden. Follow walkways through winter-flowering shrubs and perennials. Or take a refreshing stroll along tree-lined paths which run beside our river.

There are two cafes at Mottisfont, perfect for winter warmers after a walk in the brisk winter air.

Daily guided walks

Volunteer outdoor guides at Mottisfont, Hampshire

Guided walks at Mottisfont 

Our friendly team of outdoor guides offer free walks and talks around the gardens, village and wider estate, giving you the opportunity to learn more about our history and grounds. If you’d like to know what walks are available on your visit, please ask at visitor reception as you arrive, or take a look at the daily walks noticeboard at the end of the Welcome Centre walkway.

Walking on the wider estate

We look after 1600 acres of woodland and tenanted farmland in the local area, including Stockbridge Down and Marsh. Discover winter wildlife, historic landmarks and tranquil riverside paths.

Christmas at Mottisfont

A close-up shot of ornaments and fairy lights in the red room at Mottisfont, Hampshire

All the Colours of Christmas 

25 November - 2 January (excluding 24 and 25 December): we’re celebrating a colourful Christmas, inspired by the vibrant Kaffe Fassett exhibition in our gallery. Our house is dressed with statement trees and dramatic flower arrangements. Outside, artist installations emphasise the natural winter colours found around the grounds and estate, which families can discover with a fun-filled activity trail.