Winter walks at Scotney Castle

The parkland in the winter sun

The Scotney Castle garden and estate are the perfect place to stretch your legs this winter. With four way marked trails suitable for all abilities, there really is a walk to suit everyone.

Don't own any boots? Don't worry 

Following our resurfacing work completed in the garden over the summer we now have a complete surfaced path network. You can now wear your new trainers you got for Christmas without any risk of getting them dirty. Enjoy reflections of the castle, step inside the ice house or take in the Pictureseque wintery view from the Bastion view point. 

The garden is open seven days a week, 10am-4pm and if you are visiting with chldren don't forget a visit to the play area. Four legged friends are also welcome as long as they are kept on a short lead. 

Happy to explore a bit further?

With four way marked trails you can select the one thats right for you. Maps are availble to buy from visiror reception so that you can take one with you as you explore. On set days we offer guided walks with one of our volunteer estate guides, let them take you to see the higlights of our 780 acre estate. Visit our whats on page to see when the next one is scheduled. 

Rangers recommendation 

Our team recommend you take a brisk stroll along the waymarked parkland trail, that will take you around the castle ruin. Climb the hill and turn to take in a warming winter view. The jagged ruin compliments the straight lined mansion towering above. Hardy sheep graze the frozen ground and ducks paddle in the chilly moat. 

Something to warm you up after?

Our tearoom is open every day (apart from Chrismas eve and Christmas day) serving a wide range of hot drinks, sandwiches and light lunches. A luxury hot chocolate is well worth a try.