Go wild on the wild play trail

Wild Play at Sizergh

Open all year round, the trail takes you into the depths of Chapel Wood where buzzards, foxes and deer all roam. Ancient trees, unusual fungi and beautiful ground flora surround the trail along with a variety of animals hand-crafted from wood, so keep your eyes peeled!

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At the top end of the car park you will find a path that takes you to the beginning of the trail and the first clue to get you started. If you struggle finding this starting point our staff at reception will point you in the right direction.

Along the way you’ll have to be brave as you hop along tree trunks (top marks for not touching the floor), balance across wooden beams and crawl through tunnels. Be sure to read every clue to reach the rope swing at the end.

Playing on the Wild play trail at Sizergh

The play trail is a perfect place to accomplish some of the tasks on The National Trust’s 50 activities to do before you’re 11 ¾ activity list, building a den (number four) especially. There are numerous wooden dens along the route made by both visitors and volunteers from which to take inspiration.

The play trial is free to explore and is roughly a mile-long loop returning you to the car park. Wellies and boots may be required as the trail can get muddy in wet conditions.

Dens on the play trail
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Dens on the play trail
Robin (Erithacus rubecula) in December near Bradworthy, Devon

Wildlife at Sizergh

Go bird spotting at Sizergh and then see if you can find a great crested newt hiding among the plants in our rock garden.

Sizergh walking routes

Explore the Sizergh estate

Explore the wide countryside around Sizergh with its ancient woodland, traditional farms and abundance of wildlife. Put your walking shoes on and get exploring parts of Sizergh you may have never ventured to before.