Explore the beautiful Formal Gardens
Take a stroll around our beautiful Formal Gardens. At 2.4km, the walk will likely take around an hour. Taking you past the Temple of Diana, the place Winston Churchill proposed to his wife, Clementine – you will be able to visit a memorial to his life and times. The walk will take you past the arboretum which will be a beautiful show of red and gold in the coming months. Walking across the South Lawn, you can also visit the Secret Garden and the Temple of Health. This route is accessible to wheelchairs.
A lovely lake walk
Under a mile long, the lake walk allows you to see the Temple of Diana and then takes you further onto the Grand Cascades. Walking alongside the lake, the autumnal trees will frame your walk back towards to Palace. You will then come across the small boathouse on the edge of the water, before returning to the Lower Water Terraces.
If you’re looking to go out on a longer hike, head onto our 7.4km Park Perimeter route and wonder amongst acres of autumnal trees and foliage. Step into nature or even a story book…This walk will make you feel as if you are crossing into a Tolkein-type world with our great ancient trees and covered walkways. Be prepared to spot wild deer, muntjacs and hares along your way. Dogs are welcome on this route, but please keep them on a lead. The route is also accessible to wheelchairs.
Long Hanborough circular walks
There are four circular waymarked walks, varying in length from 30 minutes to two hours, with start and finish points linked to Pye Homes’ Hanborough Gate development. Recently, updated with interpretation, some of the routes take you past significant local landmarks such as North Leigh Roman Villa, through woodlands and alongside water courses.