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Gunby's ice house pond
Have a peaceful wander around Gunby's ice house pond on this walk | © National Trust/David Dales
Nottinghamshire & Lincolnshire

Gunby ice house pond walk

Explore the wider estate and see what wildlife you can spot on this scenic stroll to and around the renovated ice house pond. Please note: we advise that you pre-book your visit to go on this walk.

Total steps: 7

Total steps: 7

Start point

Gunby Hall and Gardens

Step 1

Enter the gardens through the ornamental gates at the front of the house. Go left past the house and follow the garden path towards the church.

Step 2

Leave the gardens and go through the gate on your left before the church.

Bluebells in spring near Gunby's St Peter's Church, Lincolnshire
Bluebells in spring near Gunby's St Peter's Church, Lincolnshire | © National Trust/David Dales

Step 3

Go past the church and bear right following the fenceline of the gardens. From time to time, the field will be home to our tenant farmer's herd of Lincoln Red cattle, in case you have a dog. Look to your left and you will see the remains of the deserted medieval village.

Remains of the deserted medieval village 'Gunnebi' in Lincolnshire
Remains of the deserted medieval village 'Gunnebi', Lincolnshire | © National Trust

Step 4

When you reach the fence which divides the fields, turn left and head towards the clump of trees.

Step 5

Go through the gate and you have arrived at the ice house pond.

Step 6

Walk around the pond and enter the field through the gate.

Step 7

Pass through the wrought iron kissing gate, and return to the gardens following the one way system to the courtyard.

End point

Gunby Hall and Gardens

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Map route for Gunby ice house pond walk
Map for Gunby ice house pond walk | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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Gunby, Spilsby, Lincolnshire, PE23 5SS

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