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Garden walks & maps

Enjoy exploring the gardens any time of the year with one of our Waddesdon walks and download maps to help plan your walks.

Map of the grounds

The map above shows the main grounds area and our key locations and places of interest, as well as footpaths and facilities.

Download a map of the grounds PDF

Statues being wrapped against the cold weather

Statues wrapped for winter

During the winter months from the end of October to the end of March (depending on the weather) we wrap all our statues against the frost. So don’t be surprised to see ghostly looking shapes in the grounds during your visit.

See more about the garden

Rockwork online trail

Whether visiting in person or remotely you can now take an online walk around Waddesdon with our first interactive trail. Explore our Pulham rockwork with this new digital feature which allows you to select a map or list as a starting point to explore the grounds and gardens.

Try out the Pulham trail >

Walks

Two mothers walking with buggies in the grounds at Waddesdon

We have five different walks taking in different aspects of the gardens or wider estate. There’s never been a better opportunity to explore Waddesdon, soak up the beautiful scenery and get healthy.

Garden walks

Wellie walk
30 minutes
Difficulty: 2 wellies
Buggy friendly, dog friendly
Starting point: The Stables
Look out for: Diamond Jubilee Wood, North Fountain, Lafite by Joana Vasconcelos

Download the Wellie walk map PDF

Winter garden walk
45 minutes
Difficulty: 2 wellies
Buggy friendly, dog friendly
Starting point: The Stables
Look out for: The Aviary, Cherry Trees, Hellebores, Tay bridge, Lafite by Joana Vasconcelos

Download the Winter garden walk PDF

Baron’s walk
30 minutes
Difficulty: 3 wellies
Dog friendly
Starting point: The Stables
Look out for: Terra degli Etruschi by Stephen Cox, Pulham Rock grottoes

Download Baron’s walk PDF

Wider estate walks

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Tail-wagger walk

30 minutes
Difficulty: 3 wellies
Dog friendly
Starting point: Car Park
Look out for: The Dairy, Pulham Rock grottoes

Download the Tail-wagger walk PDF

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Wider Waddesdon hike

2 hours 30 minutes
Difficulty: 5 wellies
Mainly on public footpaths and has some uphill sections
Dog friendly
Starting point: Car Park
Look out for: Windmill Hill, Flint House, Diamond Jubilee Wood, The Dairy

Download the Wider Waddesdon hike map PDF or get the most out of this off the beaten track walk by using our Google map guidance with detailed instructions and points of interest along the way.
Download the Waddesdon Rights of Way map PDF

Bringing your dog

Dogs are allowed anywhere in the grounds with the exception of the Aviary, Parterre and Woodland Playground. If you plan to bring your dog with you on a visit then please see our Doggy Dos and Don’ts and download our dog map in advance.

Download a PDF of our dog-friendly map >

50 things to do before you're 11¾

Children playing in autumn leaves at Waddesdon

Have fun in the gardens by downloading our 50 things map, with lots of fun activities to take part in. The map also shows you where to find things like the best place to build a den and track wildlife.
Download 50 things PDF (2mb)

South Fountain sculptures in the Parterre with spring blooms

A year in the garden

From the stark beauty of winter to the vibrant colours of summer, take a look at our month by month guide of what to look out for in the gardens.

Discover the garden

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