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Apollo Belvedere sculpture in the grounds of Waddesdon Manor, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire
See Waddesdon's Apollo Belvedere sculpture on this trail | © National Trust / Waddesdon Manor / Chris Lacey
Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire & Berkshire

Baron's walk at Waddesdon

This walk was rediscovered in 2001 and follows the route used to bring up plants from the huge glasshouses at the bottom of the hill to the parterre. Sadly the glasshouses were demolished in the 1960s, but you can still enjoy this great walk and imagine how magnificent the glasshouses would have looked.

Total steps: 7

Total steps: 7

Start point

Manor Shop Courtyard

Step 1

Facing away from the shop, head right and look for the statue of Apollo Belvedere draped in a robe with his arm pointing outwards. At Apollo, turn left onto the wooded pathway. Please note, in winter the statues will be wrapped against the frost.

Step 2

Keep following the pathway ahead. Along the route you will come across statues of Venus and Adonis.

Step 3

Continue through the wooded pathway until you find a sculpture called Terra degli Estruchi.

Step 4

You will see The Dairy to your left, but continue straight, crossing the main road and following the pathway cut into the grass. This will take you slightly uphill.

Step 5

Follow the wooded pathway until you join the road.

Step 6

As you continue down the path you will see on your left some Pulham rockwork. Walking past this, follow the path ahead.

Step 7

You have reached the end of the Baron's Walk by arriving at the Stables. Grab yourself a hot drink or tasty treat and unwind.

End point

The Stables

Trail map

Baron's walk online trail map
Map of Baron's walk at Waddesdon | © National Trust / Waddesdon Manor

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Waddesdon, near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP18 0JH

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