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DODDINGTON ESTATE WALKS

There are a number of walks around the Doddington estate varying in both length and terrain. These walks have been made possible due to a BIFFA aid grant.

The parkland is open daily and free to access. All we ask is that you follow the Countryside Code whilst on our walks.

Summer 2021: Due to the very dry conditions please be very careful not to cause fire - this is dangerous to crops and wildlife and could spread rapidly.

Throughout the farming year there are busy times such as when we move cattle, or manage the wilding landscape, or harvest the fields to collect grass and preserve it to feed our Lincoln Red cattle in the winter when the grass isn't growing.

Please note that sometimes it is necessary to temporarily close some areas of the parkland at short notice, however, there are always plenty of alternative walks to enjoy. Please be vigilant and take care as there may be large machinery such as tractors and trailers onsite.

Nature Trail

A walk through woodland and parkland. In late spring, the English bluebell can be found in abundance in a little wood called Strunch Hill, an ancient woodland at least 500 years old.

FISHPOND WALK

A short stroll that will take you through a meadow towards a small lake. Look out for water birds such as Mallard and Shoveller.

CIRCULAR WALK

A longer walk following public footpaths. Enjoy lovely views of the Hall as you walk through parkland. Look out for ponds formed from where the clay to make the bricks for the Hall was dug and glimpses into a little ancient wood called Strunch Hill. 

AVENUE WALK

This walk is as long as you want to make it! Enjoy lovely views of the Hall and parkland as you walk towards the Doddington Pyramid 1km from the Hall. Look out for our Lincoln Red cattle and the wetland area about halfway down the avenue on the right where you might see Snipe if you’re lucky! 

FOOTPATH & BRIDLEWAY

The routes of local public footpaths are indicated on the map. Please consult OS landranger map 121 so you can see possibilities for longer walks. The Sustrans cycle path to Lincoln and over the Trent is accessible via the Georgie Twigg Track to the North East of the Hall.

Important Information

All we ask is that you follow the Countryside Code whilst on our walks.

The parkland can sometimes get very muddy so make sure to wear suitable footwear.

Toilets are open in the Farm Shop courtyard

Please take all litter home with you

Keep dogs on a lead at all times and please bag & bin dog waste

Please do not pick the wildflowers

Please do not light fires

If the cattle follow you, just walk on calmly and quietly – do not panic or run

Do not walk between cows and their calves

Our cattle have a docile temperament, but can be curious especially if you have a dog

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