Woodland rambling at The Vyne

A visit to The Vyne is never complete without a stroll around Morgaston woods and looking for wildlife on the way.

Morgaston Woods

Stretch your legs and enjoy following one of our several way marked paths across the 452 hectare estate. Our combination of towering trees and dead wood support a great variety of wildlife.

Where do the walks start?

Our woodland walks are accessed through Visitor Reception, don’t forget to pick up a map (50p) to help guide you. Follow the path to the right of the lake and through the gate at the end. Here you can pick up our colour coded way marked paths. Please note: National Trust members have free access to our woodland with a valid membership card. Non-members will be charged the grounds only rate.

How accessible are the walks?

The walks are suitable for most people as they are relatively flat. There are also no stiles, only gates on our marked paths. After heavy rain some of the paths can be very muddy so waterproof footwear is recommended.

Cows in the parkland
cows in the parkland

Dogs in the woods

We welcome dogs in the woodland, as with the main grounds we ask for dogs to be kept on leads at all times.  There are also dog bins around the site for you to use. Please also be aware that the parkland is home to two herds of Aberdeen Angus cattle which includes a bull and calves

Wildlife at The Vyne

The Vyne Estate has a variety of habitats from deciduous woodlands, wetlands and a large ornamental lake. All these areas are homes to various species of birds. During the year you can expect to see anything from waders, birds of prey, owls, grebes, swans, game birds and herons. A pair of binoculars is a must especially when visiting the bird hide which looks over the wetland areas. 

A robin at The Vyne, Hampshire
A robin at The Vyne, Hampshire