Winter walks at Sheffield Park and Garden

Man walking across winter parkland scene

There's nothing quite like wrapping up for a crisp winter walk, so put on your gloves and scarf and come and see Sheffield Park in this dramatic season. With a choice of pathways to keep your boots clean, or woodland and parkland if you don't mind getting a bit muddy, there's a route to suit everyone.


Winding paths provide easy access and lead you around the lakes of our landscape garden which covers over 120 acres. See our unique and world-renowned collection of trees in their winter sculptural beauty.

Winter brings a different look to the garden
A frosty winter morning at Sheffield Park Sussex
Winter brings a different look to the garden
Polar bear sculpture at Sheffield Park and Garden

Nellie's Arctic Adventure trail - 23 Jan to 6 Mar

Now extended to 6 March, this pioneering winter wander around the garden brings to life the astonishing story of Nellie Soames, former owner at Sheffield Park and one of the first women to venture into the Arctic. Normal garden admission applies. No need to book.


Pick up a map at reception and set off to discover our historic parkland.  The 1.5 mile circular walk takes you past Ringwood Roll natural playtrail, Skyglade and our Second World War pillbox.  Explore further by venturing down to the River Ouse where you will find the remains of an 18th century lock and our wildlife haven.  Don't forget your wellies.

The parkland is open dawn to dusk every day
Sheep on the parkland in the winter frost
The parkland is open dawn to dusk every day

Walk Wood Conservation

Please note Walk Wood is closed from November to March for visitor safety, essential path preservation and forest and wildlife conservation. We apologise for any inconvenience while we continue our work to ensure this special is looked after for years to come - we know that Walk Wood is a firm favourite for many. Why not explore the other beautiful wooded areas of our estate including East Park and our 260 acre Parkland opposite the car park.

Dog peering through bridge at Sheffield Park East Sussex

Visiting Sheffield Park with your dog

Dogs are currently welcome in the garden at any time. Find all the details you need to know here plus information about our dog-friendly facilities.

A summers day at Sheffield Park, East Sussex

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