Best Muddy Walks in Gloucestershire & Wiltshire
Get your welly boots on! We’ve gathered a list of our favourite muddy walks in Gloucestershire and Wiltshire. Explore these routes and get out into nature whilst letting the kids blow off some steam.
1. Woodchester Park
📍 Near Stonehouse, Gloucestershire
🕒 1 hrs 30 mins
This is a woodland trail through the secluded valley of Woodchester Park. This 18th and 19th century landscape park is home to a Victorian mansion, a chain of five lakes, woodland, pastures, and lots of wildlife.
Visit the National Trust website by clicking the link below for more information.
2. Dyrham Park
📍 Dyrham, Wiltshire
🕒 40 mins – 1 hr
Dyrham Park has lots of trails to explore with its 270 acres of parkland grounds. Alongside the house and it’s beautiful gardens, there’s also a lovely woodland, featuring wooden sculptures for children to discover and enjoy whilst they explore.
Click the link below for more information about Dryham Park’s grounds and the different walks available, including guided walks with volunteers.
3. Cotswold Country Park
📍 Shorncote, Cirencester
🕒 30 mins – 2 hrs 30 mins
There are miles of footpaths winding around the peaceful Cotswold Country Park lakes. Most trails are very flat so perfect for walking and cycling with the family.
You can head to the visitor centre for maps and route suggestions, or click the link below to see a selection of 16 different walks to choose from in the local area.
4. Lacock Village
📍 Lacock, Wiltshire
🕒 45 mins – 2 hrs 50 mins
Lacock village offers a picturesque and historic high street to explore, and is surrounded by rolling countryside and rivers for those who want to wander further.
The link below includes a variety of routes to amble depending on your distance preference.
5. Westonbirt Arboretum
📍 Tetbury, Gloucestershire
🕒 30 mins – 1 hr 30 mins
The Arboretum has 15,000 plant specimens, and 2,500 species of tree from all over the globe, and plays a vital part in research and conservation, as well as being a stunningly beautiful place to visit.
The Arboretum has a number of different trails that are flat and wheelchair accessible. Click the link below to explore the different options (some of which include guided tours).
6. Avebury Stone Circle
📍 Avebury, Wiltshire
🕒 2 hrs
Wander around the ancient history of Avebury. The stone circle itself is a world heritage site, and is surrounded by rolling countryside to explore.
The route we’ve selected will take you from Avebury, past the famous man-made Silbury Hill, along the West Kennet Long Barrow, and back to the stone circle.
Discover Activity Camps
Are your kids hungry for more school holiday adventures? Alongside the festive fun, creative crafts and super sports, we’re particularly looking forward to some epic outdoor adventures in our forest school this December.
Set in a clearing in the beautiful woodland on the grounds of Westonbirt School, the forest school is an area where children can gather round the campfire and ignite their curiosity with the guidance and support of our qualified forest school leader.
On Thursday 21 December we’ll be toasting tasty s’mores over the crackling campfire and we’d love for you to join us!