Spring walks at Mottisfont

A view of Stockbridge Down under blue skies, on the estate at Mottisfont, Hampshire

Experience our grounds with a free guided walk, or simply stroll along winding paths throughout the gardens. If you fancy a a longer walk, head out into our neighbouring countryside with one of our estate trails.

Walk around the grounds

Gentle paths follow the waterways through our grounds, from the delicate font stream to the clear, deep waters of the River Test. Look out for trout, and you may spot ducklings emerging along the riverbanks.

You can also take the winding path through the winter garden, which continues to boast bright colour and fragrance throughout this season.

There are two cafes at Mottisfont, perfect for refreshments.

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. 

Head out to the wider estate to enjoy signs of spring.