Explore the Sizergh estate

Two children exploring the gardens at Sizergh Castle, Cumbria

There’s so much to see and do, exploring the outdoors at Sizergh; whether it’s hiking you enjoy, or building dens, we have something for everyone.

Get wild on the wild play trail

Enjoy an excuse to explore and play in the woods; adults can join in as well! 

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.

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.

Sizergh, Cumbria
Enjoy the river and fell run at Sizergh
Sizergh, Cumbria

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

You can try new skills at Sizergh, such as den building, bird watching or make your own insect house. 

Pop into reception at Sizergh to pick up your free 50 Things activity booklet then get out and about and start ticking off the list of things to do.

'My favourite activity to do at Sizergh is den building; it's great to be able to use natural things to make your den from. Moss makes a great welcome carpet for the den.’ - Tilly, aged 8

'Build a den' is number 4 on our 50 Things challenge and branches, twigs and leaves make surprisingly cosy shelters, especially when it’s cold and wet. 

Our places have lots of natural materials to help you get creative with your den building and hide out in our huge woodlands. You could even turn your den into a pirate ship, a small fort or a farmyard, all made out of a pile of sticks. Now that’s cool!

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, find a geocache and much more.

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. Find out more.