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It is wheelchair-friendly and therefore also push-chair friendly, with a well-constructed footpath from the walled garden, which houses a brilliant charitable organisation called “Beyond the Wall” helping young people with disabilities, along to a great little bird hide, from which we spotted a stunning peacock, as well as lots of robins milling about and a couple of woodpeckers. Have a look at Beyond the Wall’s Websitehere
The pathway is dotted with a fascinating rock trail and takes the walker through the woods, leading to a Victorian folly
There are activities all year round, details of which can be found on their website. They are constantly seeking new volunteers to help out and they have a volunteer day on the last Sunday of each month for people to come along and see how they can get involved
Along the path are some amazing trees and plants. We encountered an 800 year-old tree, which just makes the mind boggle. You’ll also spot The ‘Green Man’ on many of the trees. He is apparently the spirit of the trees and dates back hundreds of years. He was a well respected figure and there are many carvings on trees throughout the forest here
The walks are open 9am to 6pm from April to October and 9am to 4pm November to March. The Walks may be closed occasionally between October and January apparently, depending upon the weather I guess?
There is a tea room and a couple of craft/ gift shops there, as well as some fascinating animals carved from wood in the kiddies playground. The Thornham Coach House restaurant is also within the grounds, which serves a fabulous home-cooked lunch. See my post on the Coach House Here
Dogs on leads are welcome
Car parking charges: Monday to Friday £2 per car; Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays £3, annual passes £30 (concessions £20). All proceeds go towards the management of the Walks