Explore the Sizergh estate

visitors walking dog on the estate

Discover stunning views across the countryside from the viewpoint on Helsington Barrows, or keep your eyes peeled for wetlands birds from the hide at Park End Moss.


February view from the bird hide at Park End Moss
bird hide park end moss
February view from the bird hide at Park End Moss

Guided estate walks

Enjoy a two hour, 1.5 mile, guided walk through the delightful grounds of Sizergh and the surrounding countryside.

There are two walks to choose from. The Sizergh Fell walk, at 11am, reveals stunning views and hidden archeology. The Helsington Church walk, at 13.30, takes you through ancient trees and historic landscape before arriving at a glorious view towards the Lakeland fells from Church fell.

Get wild on the wild play trail

Enjoy an excuse to explore and play in the woods; perfect for the whole family.

The trail tests your balance, stamina, resolve and your brainpower and it takes you off the beaten track into the depths of the wood allowing you to experience ancient trees, exotic-looking fungi and beautiful ground flora. 

You'll be sharing the wood with buzzards, roe deer and foxes who all call Chapel Wood their home, so make sure that your senses are sharp.

Children running at Sizergh

50 Things to see and do before you’re 11 ¾

Self-led 50 Things activities you can do at Sizergh are build a den, race a snail, roll down a huge hill, hunt for bugs, go birdwatching, make your own insect house and much more.

Pop into reception at Sizergh to pick up your free 50 Things activity booklet then get out and about and start ticking off your lists!

'Build a den' is number 4 on our 50 Things challenge and branches, twigs and leaves make surprisingly cosy shelters. Hunt for golden, fallen leaves in our huge woodland, and decorate your den - autumn style.

This time of year is about getting creative and appreciating the simple things. There’s lots of natural materials in our woodland to turn your den into a fort, a pirate ship or a cosy hide out – connect with nature and make those treasured memories during this stunning time of year.

den building 3

Sizergh Fell and River run

Nestling amongst the outer folds of the Lake District fells, the area around Kendal is a fell runner's paradise. 

Just a few short minutes after setting off from the hustle and bustle of this busy market town, you can be out amongst classic fell and river scenery. 

You can also walk this route if you fancy a gentle stroll.

More details about the Sizergh Fell and River run click here. 

jogging at Sizergh