Baron's Walk at Waddesdon

Walking trail

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.

Please note that some sections are uneven under foot with moderate gradients both up and downhill, so probably not the best walk for wheelchair users and pushchairs. Please keep dogs on short leads.

Apollo Belvedere sculpture in the grounds of Waddesdon Manor, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire


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Manor Shop Courtyard


Start from the Manor shop courtyard. 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.

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Detail of the Apollo Belvedere sculpture in the grounds at Waddesdon Manor, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire


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

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See historical and contemporary sculpture in the grounds


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

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Enjoy the change of seasons while walking in the grounds at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire


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.

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The Dairy at Waddesdon Manor, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire


Follow the wooded pathway until you join the road.

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Enjoy a stroll along Baron's Walk at Waddesdon Manor, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire


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

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Pulham rockwork in the grounds of Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire


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

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The Stables Courtyard


The Stables

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Baron's Walk at Waddesdon

How to get here

Waddesdon Manor Shop courtyard
By road
If you are approaching on the M40 (westbound) take exit 7 via Thame and follow the A418 into Aylesbury, then A41 from Aylesbury to Waddesdon Village. If you are approaching from the M40 (eastbound) take exit 9 via Bicester, then from Bicester follow the A41 to Waddesdon Village. The Manor is signposted from the village.
Parking: Parking is free of charge, you will be directed to the Visitor car park on arrival by our signs to then take the Shuttle Bus to the Manor.
SatNav: Enter Silk Street and HP18 0JH
By bicycle

Walk or Cycle using the Waddesdon Greenway

Enjoy a 'car-free' day out. This new and safe 4lm pedestrian and cycling path links Aylesbury Vale Parkway wth the village of Waddesdon and Waddesdon Manor.

By bike

On arrival you'll be directed to our Welcome Pavilion, where you will need to purchase a grounds entry ticket, or show your National Trust membership card. If you wish you may leave your bike in our sheltered rack next to the electric charging points and continue into the grounds via our free shuttle bus. Alternatively, you may cycle up to the Manor along the main entrance road. Please dismout when you reach the closed main gate, and walk your bike through using the side pedestran gate. Once through this gate you may continue cycline on the entrance road to the North Fountain. At this point a member of staff will show you where to safely leave your bike in a sheltered bike rack.

You may wish to continue cycling to the Stables using the main entrance road where there is another sheltered bike rack in the parking area.

When you are ready to leave, you can cycle down the exit drive, taking a right at the bottom onto Green Lane, and then back to the car park/Greenway, or exit via Silk Street and onto the A41.

See the National Cycle Network for more routes around the UK

On foot

Please make your way to the Welcome Pavilion in order to purchase your grounds entry tickets or show a valid National Trust membership card. There's a regular free shuttle bus service from the car park to the North Fountain and then to the Stables and finally back to the car park. This runs approximately every five minutes.

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Baron's Walk at Waddesdon

Facilities and access

  • Stables cafe - indoor and outdoor seating (dogs only allowed outdoors). Serving hot food, sandwiches, hot drinks and cake.
  • Treaterie at the Stables - indoor seating. Serving pancakes, waffles, ice creams and sweet treats, as well as hot drinks.
  • Manor Courtyard coffee bar - outdoor seating. Serving hot drinks, baguettes and cakes to go.
  • Manor Restaurant - indoor and outdoor seating (dogs only allowed outdoors). Serving lunches an afternoon teas.
  • Toilets and baby change at both the Stables and up by the Manor.