Skip to content
Skip to content

Guided countryside walks

On the fourth Thursday of the month from May to October, come and explore our surrounding countryside on a 6-mile walk, enjoy the fantastic views and get out in the fresh air with our guides.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event

On the fourth Thursday of every month from May to August and October, come and explore our surrounding countryside on a 6-mile walk, enjoy the fantastic views and get out in the fresh air with our volunteer guides.

Please wear stout walking footwear and come prepared for the weather.

Older children accompanied by an adult are welcome but unfortunately the walk is not suitable for children under 11 or dogs.

Meet in the Canons Ashby car park ready to walk at 9.55. The walk should end before 12.30pm-1pm depending on the speed of the walkers.

Please note, walks may need to be cancelled at short notice in the event of poor weather or other unavoidable issues.

If you are intending to come into the property afterwards you will need to show your membership card or pay for admission. Parking for this walk is complimentary, although at all other times it is only for people visiting Canons Ashby and showing memberships cards or purchasing admission.

Times

The basics

Suitability

This is aimed at adults but children 11 and over can join with their guardians.

Meeting point

Meet in the car park near Visitor Reception

What to bring and wear

Please dress for a countryside walk and bring water and whatever else you need - this walk crosses fields, areas which may be muddy, stiles and other outdoor walking surfaces.

Accessibility

This is a 6 mile walk which includes slopes up and down, uneven surfaces, climbing over stiles and mixed countryside terrain.

Other

This is not suitable for dogs - assistance dogs may join if you are able to carry them over the stiles and they are safe around livestock. Cattle and sheep may be present on the route.

Upcoming events

Event

Flutterby butterfly trail 

As the weather warms up, delight in Canons Ashby’s ‘Flutterby Butterfly’ summer trail, running from late May until early September.

Event summary

on
21 Jun to 8 Sep 2024
at
10:00 to 16:00
+ 79 other dates or times
Event

Great Expectations by Quantum Theatre 

From misty marshes to the streets of London; our new adaptation of Dickens’s popular and atmospheric novel, delivers high comedy and thrilling drama as we follow Pip’s journey to discover the true nature of his ‘great expectations’.

Event summary

on
22 Jun 2024
at
18:00 to 20:30
Event

Guided visits to Priory Church and medieval Stew Ponds 

Find out more about the medieval history of Canons Ashby with a guided visit to the church, and then to the restored medieval stew ponds: an area not accessible to the public without a guide. There are 20 spaces on this walk to sign up on the day.

Event summary

on
27 Jun to 26 Sep 2024
at
14:00 to 14:45
+ 8 other dates or times
Event

Purcell and a Picnic, with Eboracum Baroque 

Eboracum Baroque are delighted to return to the beautiful gardens of Canons Ashby for a programme of music featuring works by Henry Purcell, using historic musical instruments.

Event summary

on
20 Jul 2024
at
18:00 to 19:45