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Visitors walking in parkland in November at Dyrham Park, Gloucestershire
Visitors walking in parkland in November at Dyrham Park | © National Trust Images/James Dobson
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The terraces walk at Dyrham Park

Please check with Visitor Reception for any recent route changes on arrival. This circular route takes you through open parkland, tranquil woodland terraces and the formal beauty of the West Garden at Dyrham Park.

Total steps: 11

Total steps: 11

Start point

Visitor reception, Dyrham Park, SN14 8HY

Step 1

After leaving visitor reception, follow the pathway across the small grassed area towards the main drive. Keeping the main entrance to your right, cross the drive to the other side.

Step 2

Once here, you'll see the entrance to a third lime tree avenue. Follow the route of the avenue across the parkland until you reach the tree stump engraved with a compass, based on Blathwayt's maps.

Step 3

At the tree stump, follow the line of the arrow pointing to Old Lodge and Terraces. Follow the slope down towards Old Lodge, a gathering of Victorian farm buildings.

Step 4

From Old Lodge, follow the brow of the hill gently around to the right, until you reach the view point next to a large beech tree.

Step 5

After taking in the views, turn left at the viewpoint and walk down the hill to the entrance to the terraces.

Step 6

Enter the woodland terraces through the gate and take your time meandering through the peaceful pathways, slowly making your way towards St Peter's Church.

Step 7

Exit the terraces through the bottom gate next to the churchyard, then, keeping the church and house to your left, make your way across the top end of the garden to Stable Court. At this point you can take a diversion and explore the pathways around the West Garden.

Step 8

From Stable Court, walk through the archway and across the courtyard, with the stables on your left and the tea-room on your right. After stopping for refreshments if you wish, head towards the Greenhouse, then on to East Front.

Step 9

Once you've turned around and taken a good look at the house and the Greenhouse, head through the gate and back into the parkland. Walk in a north-easterly direction, heading up the slope in the dip between the two hills.

Step 10

At the top of this slope turn right, keeping the fenced area to your left. Walk up the hill towards the viewpoint next to the main drive.

Step 11

After enjoying the view of the house and the parkland, walk up the driveway through the lime tree avenue, back towards the main entrance and visitor reception.

End point

Visitor reception, Dyrham Park, SN14 8HY

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The terraces walk at Dyrham Park
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