20-28 MAY
The Hall & Gardens will be closed for a private event 20-28 May • Our shops, cafés & estate walks will remain open

Summer Tree Walk

Event Detail

Start Date: July 20, 2024
End Date: July 20, 2024
Time: 10am-12.30/1pm
Adult £20
Child £5 (12-16yrs)

Trees have always played a vital role, both culturally and ecologically, and nowhere more so than at Doddington. This walk will meander through parts of the park and woodland close to the Hall, to take a closer look at some of the wonderful specimens we have here.   

We are very pleased to be able to offer a guided tree walk this summer to give visitors the chance to learn more about some of the many countryside trees at Wilder Doddington.

The English countryside is home to many beautiful species, and on the Doddington Estate we are lucky to have some old and interesting examples of oak, beech, sweet chestnut, sycamore, hawthorn, poplar and more. These trees are full of stories and wonder, and continue to draw our fascination and respect.

As well as hearing about some of their natural history and folklore, you will also learn some of the ways to tell one tree from another – such as the shape of leaves, texture of bark and overall form of the tree. Country walks will never be the same!

Your guide, Guy Petheram, has been involved with plants for twenty years and has a particular love for trees and wild plants, and is passionate about sharing his knowledge.  

No prior knowledge is needed

Saturday 20 July, 10am – 12.30/1pm (finish time is approximate): BOOK NOW

Adult: £20

Child (12-16yrs): £5

Minimum age is 12yrs. 12-16yr olds must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Meet Your Guide – Guy Petheram

  1. Please note that tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  2. Please meet at the Wagon Shed near the Stable Yard – see map
  3. The walk will start at 10am and last 2-3 hours.
  4. Whatever the weather we will take a very leisurely walk with frequent stops.
  5. Ground conditions may be uneven and wet in places. Approximate walking distance will be around 2km. 
  6. Please dress appropriately for the weather and ground conditions – long trousers, long sleeves and sturdy footwear are suggested. Bring waterproofs if wet or cold. 
  7. No dogs allowed on this guided group walk.
  8. All guests must be over 12yrs and 12-16yr olds must be accompanied by an adult.