Have an autumnal wonder through Shugborough's stunning gardens
Put your best foot forward this autumn and enjoy the season by taking part in our series of Estate Walks.
Pick up our Estates Walks map from Visitor Reception and enjoy our Parkland. Every visit you make, makes a difference to us. Our Outdoors Team have been working hard surveying trees and clearing shrub to open up our Parkland for you to enjoy.
Approx. 0.7 miles
Take in most of the monuments on a stroll around the formal gardens. Look at the frost settling on the grass as you pass the Chinese House, Doric Temple and the Cat’s Monument, and admire the mist on the River as you see the Essex Bridge and the Ruin. We recommend you starting at the front of the Mansion and please follow the paths. Our paths are in place to protect our grass.
There are lots of routes through the gardens and for the most part of these are level and hard-surfaced. This walk is good for pushchairs and wheelchairs with lots of people to stop and rest.
Hadrian’s Arch walk
Approx. 1 mile
Leaving park farm, head off on a walk up to Hadrian’s Arch, taking in the views over the parkland. See how the winter changes the landscape. Why not take a short detour and admire the Lanthorn of Demosthenes by the main drive?
The walk is circular and you will end up back at the car park. Mostly mown grass paths and with some uphill work, we recommend suitable footwear for the terrain.
Stafford Plantation walk
Approx. 2 miles
If you are feeling more adventurous, head out to the Stafford Plantation and immerse yourself in woodland beauty. There are lots of paths to explore, and for those of you who have an OS map, journey further into the Satnall Hills.
Paths in the plantation vary in surface and can be muddy. There is some uphill work, and we recommend suitable footwear for the terrain.