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The sun, low in the sky, glints through leafy, low-hanging tree branches at the edge of a field
Explore Tyntesfield's woodland | © National Trust Images
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Tyntesfield woodland walk

This circular route takes in all aspects of the estate, including the extensive woodland. You are welcome to roam freely in the garden.

Total steps: 11

Total steps: 11

Start point

Home Farm, Tyntesfield, grid ref: ST500716

Step 1

On arrival at the car park, enter the Home Farm area by visiting the visitor welcome building.

Step 2

Follow the path up to the left, past the Piggery.

Step 3

At the top of the slope, take the road opposite, keeping the fields on your right and the woodland on your left. Continue up this road and take the first right, signposted 'Summerhouse'. Please be mindful of cars on this part of the route.

A close-up of a Hill Radnor sheep's face at Tyntesfield, Somerset
The Hill Radnor sheep at Tyntesfield are natural lawn-mowers, helping to keep the grass under control | © Alana Wright

Step 4

At the junction, follow the sign to the right, directing to the Summerhouse. Pass through a pedestrian gate. Summerhouse Cottage will be on your left. Continue through the woodland following the directional arrows.

Step 5

Turn right as you come to the arrow, and follow the path down the hill. You will need to divert slightly off the path to avoid a fallen tree – this is signposted and will return you to the main path.

A large white fungus, called a birch polypore, grows on the surface of a birch log, with the house at Tyntesfield visible in the background
A large birch polypore | © Anna Kilcooley

Step 6

As you approach the surfaced path, take the second path to the left, down the slope with the field on your right. Continue down until you come to a left-hand turn, signposted to the Kitchen Garden and Pavilion.

Step 7

Take the first left just ahead of the small fenced-off pond and then right through the main gates into the Kitchen Garden. The route through the Kitchen Garden changes daily, depending on the work the gardeners are completing that day, so please follow the arrows and set route.

The Orangery in the Kitchen Garden at Tyntesfield, Bristol
The Orangery at Tyntesfield, Bristol | © National Trust Images/Andrew Butler

Step 8

Exit the Kitchen Garden via the marked gate and follow the path across the crossroads and through the gate up the cobbled path. Continue through the next gate and up to the terraces in front of the house.

Step 9

Go up the steps in front of the house and turn left at the top. At the end of the terraces, turn right and go up the steps ahead of you. Take the path left up the Holly Walk.

Visitors on Holly Walk, Tyntesfield, Somerset. The path is lined with clipped holly trees in a domed shape
Spot the different holly varieties along Holly Walk, Tyntesfield, Somerset | © National Trust

Step 10

Halfway up the Holly Walk, take a right-hand turn signposted to the Rose Garden. Follow the path to the left and continue along this route until you meet the main path again. There is a good view of the Rose Garden on your right as you go up the slope.

A shot of the summerhouse in the Rose Garden at Tyntesfield, Somerset, is framed by a branch covered in pink roses
Enjoy the summer blooms in the Rose Garden, Tyntesfield, Somerset | © Bob Fowler

Step 11

When the path meets a junction, take a right-hand turn to exit through the gate. Continue on this path, turning left at the top of the slope and returning to Home Farm visitor centre.

End point

Home Farm, Tyntesfield, grid ref: ST500716

Trail map

Map of Tyntesfield woodland walk
Map of Tyntesfield woodland walk | © National Trust

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