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Walks at Dyrham Park

Visitors walking in the parkland in summer at Dyrham Park, South Gloucestershire
Visitors walking in the parkland at Dyrham Park, South Gloucestershire | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

Dyrham Park is a nature lover's dream, home to 270 acres of parkland and hundreds of trees. Throughout the year, Dyrham Park is the perfect backdrop to enjoy the outdoors, have a walk and get closer to nature.

Guided walks

There are many magnificent vistas around the grounds and a good way of taking them in is by going on a guided walk with a volunteer.

The parkland walk is a 45-minute ranger-led walk and is a great opportunity to visit the site’s key viewpoints, enjoying the Cotswold landscape and looking across to Wales and the Black Mountains.

Walks take place on most days in the morning and afternoon. No booking is needed and normal admission charges apply.

Guided garden walks take place on selected weekdays on mornings and afternoons. You can find out about what's in bloom and and future plans for the garden.

Specialist longer guided walks also take place on Wednesdays, focussing on topics such as the village of Dyrham and the trees of Dyrham.

Check here for dates and times of all the guided walks.

Snowy winter scenery with bare-branched trees in the grounds of Dyrham Park, Gloucestershire
Snowy winter scenery in the grounds of Dyrham Park | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

The Prospect walk

There are many different directions you can head in to explore the park, but the self-guided Prospect walk is a real must. Follow the tree-lined avenue towards Old Lodge and head beyond to the topograph where, on a good day, you can see past the Severn bridges to the Black Mountains in Wales. Copies of the trail are available from Visitor Reception.

See the Prospect Walk

Family walks

On the Journey of Discovery trail you can take in the quieter southern side of the park. Little ones can look out for wooden sculptures along the way. Copies of the trail are available from Visitor Reception.

Journey of Discovery trail

Terraces walk

This circular route will take you through open parkland, tranquil woodland terraces and the formal beauty of the West Garden. Copies of the trail are available from Visitor Reception.

Click here for the terraces walk

Italianate double staircase on the west front at Dyrham Park, Gloucestershire

Discover more at Dyrham Park

Find out when Dyrham Park is open, how to get here, the things to see and do and more.

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