Explore the outdoors at Standen House and Garden

Discover woodlands at Standen, West Sussex

We have wonderful walks through 100 acres of the original Standen estate, including ancient bluebell woods and meadowland, which can be enjoyed all year round. Dogs are welcome on a lead. Please note pre-booking a ticket applies to enter the property and car park

Dogs and wildlife

Bringing your dog to Standen House and Garden

Bring your dog for a walk at Standen and explore woodland paths. Dogs are also welcome in the formal garden so you can explore more with your four-legged friend.

Traditional land management

Integral to the running of a large country house, this land is still managed in the traditional way and is home to a wide variety of wildlife.

Countryside walks

Explore the Standen estate and surrounding countryside with one of our self-guided walks. Pick up one of our 50p walks from Visitor reception or download a version from our walks page.

Rockinghill wood

Our 20 acre Rockinghill wood is home to spectacular bluebell displays in spring. Ponds are dotted throughout the wood with winding paths making it easy to explore the local wildlife.

Standen Rockinghill Wood Bluebells
Standen Rockinghill Wood Bluebells
Standen Rockinghill Wood Bluebells

Hollybush wood

Situated to the south of the garden with a boardwalk path, Hollybush wood is perfect for familes and dog walking. Explore ancient deciduous woodland, which grows either side of a small stream.

Jack & Tommy field

Our ancient meadow has been restored from scrub and is named after two Victorian horses. It is now part of our woodland walks and home to wild flowers.

Selsfield Common

Selsfield Common near Turners Hill, is a heathland habitat in the High Weald Area of Natural Beauty where bilberry flowers can be found in the spring. The land was gifted to us in 1912 and is managed by Standen.

Woodland volunteers

Standen estate relies on volunteers to manage the woodland and make useful items such as wooden gates and furniture for the garden. They also make charcoal and firewood which you can find on sale near the car park.