Guided Nature Walks at Wentworth Castle Gardens

Walking in the parkland at Wentworth Castle Gardens

Tune into birdsong on a morning walk in the parkland, with volunteer ranger Richard Hargreaves.

Guided Nature Walk

When?

Dates: 18, 19, 25 & 26 May 2021. 1, 2, 7, 8, 15, 16, 22 & 23 June 2021.

Time: 10.45am-12pm

Where?

Meet at the parkland entrance near the Long Barn.

What's happening?

From Long Barn, you will head down to Broom Royd Wood, one of the quietest and most beautiful parts of the parkland. This is a great time of year to hear resident and migrant bird species making their calls. On your way back, you may spot hare, roe deer or even a grass snake.

How to sign up

You will need to book your ticket to the gardens as usual and then sign up with Visitor Reception when you arrive. There will only be 10 places on each walk.

Points to consider

  • Wear sturdy, supportive shoes
  • Sorry, dogs aren’t welcome on this walk
  • The walk is weather dependent – there will be little to see or hear in the rain!
  • No specialist equipment needed

Easy access Guided Nature Walk

Tune into birdsong around the gardens, with volunteer ranger Richard Hargreaves

When?

Dates: 14 & 17 June 2021

Where?

Meet outside the Long Barn at 10.45am. The buggy will be available to take four visitors up from the Car Park at 10.30am, and on up into the gardens.

What’s happening?

From the Long Barn you will head up through the John Arnold Garden, via the Ha-Ha bridge and up into the formal gardens, finishing at the Victorian Conservatory. On the way, listen out for resident and migrant birds making their calls. As well as birdsong, you might spot other signs of wildlife that makes its home in the gardens and parkland. 

How accessible is the route?

From Visitor Reception and the car park, the distance to the Conservatory is roughly 700m. Much of the route is on a gradual incline. This route is suitable for mobility scooters, wheelchairs and pushchairs. We will be taking the route at a steady pace and there are a number of benches en route. A hearing loop is also available on request.

How to sign up?

You will need to book your ticket to the gardens as usual and then sign up with Visitor Reception when you arrive. There will only be 10 places on each walk, with the addition of Essential Companions.

Points to consider

  • Wear sturdy, supportive shoes
  • Sorry, dogs aren’t welcome on this walk
  • The walk is weather dependent – there will be little to see or hear in the rain!
  • No specialist equipment needed

Upcoming events

Sorry, there are no upcoming events at this place.