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Step into history walks - Wentworth figures

Uncover some of the colourful histories of Wentworth Castle Gardens by joining a friendly volunteer-led walk.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Uncover some of the colourful histories of Wentworth Castle Gardens by joining a friendly volunteer-led walk.

The ‘Wentworth figures’ trilogy of walks will introduce you to the private owners of the estates from 1708 through to 1948, and the ways in which they shaped their home. During a gentle walk around different parts of the garden, you will discover the ambitions of each owner and how this translated into both planting and building.

Each walk will stand alone, or why not come to all three in the trilogy to build up a full picture of the Wentworth figures?

Wednesday 17 April – Thomas Wentworth

Wednesday 22 May – William Wentworth

Wednesday 19 June – The Vernon-Wentworths

Thursday 11 July – Thomas Wentworth

Thursday 19 Sept – William Wentworth

Thursday 17 Oct – The Vernon-Wentworths



Event ticket prices

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

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The basics

Meeting point

Meet at the Visitor Information Shed

What to bring and wear

Wear strong walking shoes


About 75% of the paths on these three walks are hard-standing. Some urban mobility scooters, buggies and wheelchairs might struggle to manage the whole route. However, the personal mobility scooters available to hire from Visitor Reception would be suitable. To book one or make further enquiries, please email


Each walk is approximately 1km, lasts 90 minutes and includes several stopping points around the gardens. Dogs are welcome but please keep on a short, fixed leash.

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Upcoming events


Rhododendron Photography Walk 

Capture the beautiful blooms of Wentworth Castle Gardens' well-known rhododendron collection on this photography walk.

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21 May 2024
10:30 to 12:30

Step out at Wentworth - Wellbeing Walk 

Meet some friendly people, enjoy nature and improve your health by joining our Wellbeing Walk.

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21 May to 28 May 2024
11:00 to 12:00
+ 1 other date or time

Beginners’ Running group 

Meet like-minded people and build up your fitness in the beautiful surroundings of Wentworth Castle Gardens. Every Wednesday, starting 10 January 2024.

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22 May to 18 Dec 2024
10:15 to 12:00
+ 30 other dates or times

Ranger Rambles at Wentworth Castle Gardens 

Join the Rangers for a monthly ramble in the extensive parkland and woodlands of Wentworth Castle Gardens.

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23 May to 28 Nov 2024
11:00 to 13:00
+ 6 other dates or times