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Two people and a dog are silhouetted standing next to the rotunda. The rotunda is a round brick building supported by six pillars surrounding it and has steps leading up to it.
The rotunda at Wentworth Castle Gardens | © National Trust Images / John Millar

Parkland explorer walk (pink route)

Put on your walking boots and discover historic monuments, woodland and a herd of deer in Stainborough Park. With 500 acres of parkland, you can have your own corner to yourself.

Total steps: 11

Total steps: 11

Start point

The parkland entrance gate near to the Long Barn Café.

Step 1

Enter the parkland through the green gate (noting the sign about dogs on leads and the free roaming deer and livestock). Follow the pink arrow down a grassy path on your left.

Step 2

At the bottom of the hill you will come to a green gate. Turn right before this gate, following the pink arrow and keeping the green fence on your left.

Step 3

At the next pink arrow bear right, keeping the Serpentine River on your left.

A view from the parkland of Wentworth house, Yorkshire
View of Wentworth house from the parkland | © National Trust Images/Kat Trinder

Step 4

When you reach a wooden seat, follow the pink arrow around to the right, keeping the trees on your left.

Step 5

As you continue, the Rotunda will appear ahead. At the next pink arrow take a left to head up to the Rotunda. A perfect place for a picnic.

A view of the Rotunda at Wentworth Castle Gardens, Yorkshire
A view of the Rotunda at Wentworth Castle Gardens | © National Trust Images/Kat Trinder

Step 6

Retrace your steps back down the path and then turn left at the pink arrow, keeping the trees on your left.

Step 7

Continue along the path heading through a large metal gate and then bear left down the slope to the corner of the woods. Go through the small wooden gate, then take the right-hand path into Broom Royd Wood towards the Duke of Argyll monument, as indicated by the signpost. (To avoid the detour to the monument, bear right at the corner of the field and don't go through the small gate into Broom Royd Wood).

Step 8

From the Duke of Argyll, retrace your steps through Broom Royd Wood back to the signpost and go left through the wooden gate again, back up the slope.

Duke of Argyll Monument, Wentworth Castle Gardens. Yorkshire
Duke of Argyll Monument, Wentworth Castle Gardens | © National Trust Images/Jerry Fisher

Step 9

At the top of the slope, bear left on the grass path and up onto The Great South Avenue.

Step 10

Continue uphill and at the brow you will see Wentworth Castle appear. Continue until you reach a wooden gate and then turn right down the hill.

View of The Great South Avenue at Wentworth Castle Gardens, Yorkshire
View of The Great South Avenue, Wentworth Castle Gardens | © National Trust Images/Kat Trinder

Step 11

Head through the large metal gate and continue along the grassy path on the left. Continue until you reach the parkland entrance gate - the point where you started.

End point

At the parkland entrance gate where the walk began. Take a break and enjoy some refreshment back at the Long Barn Café, which serves a selection of snacks, ice creams and hot and cold drinks.

Trail map

Wentworth Parkland explorer walk map (clockwise route)
Map route for Wentworth Parkland explorer walk | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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