Exploring the estate at The Vyne
With a network of waymarked paths across The Vyne’s estate, you can really stretch your legs and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the Hampshire countryside. Rich in wildlife, a pair of binoculars will come in handy out in the woodlands and looking out across the wetlands from the bird hide.
Dog walking on the estate
Classed as a nature reserve, dogs on leads are welcome on The Vyne’s estate.
A visit to The Vyne isn’t complete without a stroll around Morgaston Woods, where the combination of towering trees and woodland glades support a great variety of wildlife.
From visitor reception, follow the path past the house and through the gate at the end leading to the bird hide. From here you can pick up a colour-coded waymarked walking route.
The walks are suitable for most people as they are relatively flat with no stiles. After heavy rain some of the paths can be very muddy, so pack your waterproofs and wellies to make sure you don’t miss out.
Wildlife at The Vyne
The Vyne estate has a variety of habitats, including 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.
Viewing the wetlands at The Vyne from the bird hide
Formed in the early 20th Century from the remains of a water meadow, a conservation project in the 1990s fully established The Vyne’s wetlands as a much-needed habitat for water voles.
Popular with the local birdlife, the wetlands are overlooked by a purpose-built bird hide. The hide is the perfect place for families to head to for the best birdwatching experience.
Uncover forgotten traces of history hidden in the woods, including the remains of a medieval fish pond, on this relaxing circular walking route at The Vyne.
This 1 mile route will take you deeper into the woods than the short green route, while still forming a neat circular walk for you to go on and see other things afterwards.
This gentle family-friendly walk at Morgaston Woods, is shorter than the mile-long yellow route but will still give you a healthy dose of the outdoors.
The Vyne is a three pawprint rated place. Find out about bringing your dog to The Vyne where you can explore the gardens together.
Discover what to see and do in the garden all year round at The Vyne. Explore the historic summerhouse, see what’s growing in the walled garden and take a walk by the lake.
Enjoy a refreshment stop in the atmospheric tea-room at The Vyne. Treat yourself to a gift in the shop or get comfy in the window seat while browsing pre-loved books.