Winter walks at Waddesdon

The aviary in winter at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire

Pull on your walking boots, wrap up warm and venture into the gardens at Waddesdon and beyond to discover beautiful winter treasures.

Let Jack Frost nip at your nose while enjoying one of our walks around our beautiful gardens. Then stop off at the Stables restaurant to enjoy a freshly made hot chocolate or bowl of steaming soup to warm you through.

Make time to visit the beautifully ornate Aviary to spot rare, colourful birds and enter he Wine Cellars which house more than 10,000 bottles of wine.

You can download all the routes before you visit, so you're ready to go as soon as you arrive.

The gardens

Our gardens are great to explore whatever the weather or season. With completely different walks for you to enjoy, we've something for most walking abilities. But you don't just have to stick to these walks, why not find one of your own and make your own adventures.

Bring your dog to Waddesdon Manor, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire

Bringing your dog to Waddesdon 

Discover our dog-friendly areas and the walking routes specially devised to help you and your pooch enjoy a day out with us.

Baron's walk

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.  It's quite a long walk, taking in some of the less formal parts of the garden. 

Some sections are uneven under foot with moderate gradients both up and downhill, so probably not the best walk for wheelchair users and pushchairs.

You can download the full route for the Baron's walk before you visit

Gardens walks

A walk suitable for all ages and abilities including wheelchair users and pushchairs.  You get to see the formal garden and aviary, giving you amazing views of Waddesdon and the countryside.  It will take about 30 minutes to complete.

So you know where to go, download the full route for the Gardens walk