Visiting The Vyne
Please note that normal admission charges apply to visit the house and garden at The Vyne; admission is free for National Trust members.
Total steps: 7
Total steps: 7
Visitor reception, Vyne Road, Sherborne St John, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 9HL.
From the ticket office, follow the path alongside the lake on your left, passing under weeping willow trees.
As you carry on along the path, you'll see the remains of a bridge in the lake, originally one of the entrance routes to the house. At this point you will come to a metal gate. Continue through the gate and bear left at the National Trust sign.
After about 10 minutes, you'll come to a zig-zag broadwalk path on your left, which leads to the bird hide. For the yellow route, you continue on the path ahead. Continue on under the avenue of beech trees.
Carry on, passing Wey Brook on the left. This marks the end of the moated boundary on the right.
Carry on the path until you reach a wooden pointer for the green route leading off to the right. This path goes uphill and on your left and you'll see a clearing in the wood.
Continue until you come to a crossroads with a barn on the left, used as a wood store.
At the crossroads, turn right. Eventually, you'll see a cattle field ahead and towards the end of the path you'll find a bench. At the end of this path, turn right and head down the slope. You'll end up back by the lake, next to the remains of the old bridge you saw at step 2.
Lakeside gates at The Vyne.
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