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View of Beech Avenue from the Droves at Kingston Lacy in autumn
View of Beech Avenue from the Droves at Kingston Lacy in autumn | © National Trust Images/Mark Wratten

Walk at the Beech Avenue and Droves, Kingston Lacy

This circular walking trail takes you around the network of droves and along 1835 Beech Avenue, returning along the outskirts of the Kingston Lacy parkland. There are waymarks for Walk 4 on the route.

Total steps: 6

Total steps: 6

Start point

South Lodge, at the junction of Abbott Street and Sandy Lane; grid ref: ST978007

Step 1

Leave the car park through the gate on the bridleway, shortly passing South Lodge on the right. The route follows the edge of Kingston Lacy Park woodland belt, which shields the property and park. Continue straight on past the first track on the left (Stour Valley Way) until Sweetbrier Drove and bridleway marker post is reached.

Step 2

Turn left here in a westerly direction along Sweetbrier Drove.

Step 3

After approximately half a mile, Summer Hayes Drove is on the right; turn right onto this grassed track, through a metal gate, leading to the Beech Avenue.

Step 4

At the end of the drove go through a gate onto the Beech Avenue and turn right towards Wimborne.

Step 5

On reaching the Kingston Lacy Park turn right past the car park and south along Kingston Lacy Drove.

Step 6

Carry straight on past Sweetbrier Drove on your right and past South Lodge to the car park.

End point

South Lodge, at the junction of Abbott Street and Sandy Lane; grid ref: ST978007

Trail map

Map showing route and steps of the Beech Avenue and Droves walk at Kingston Lacy
Beech Avenue and Droves walk | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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