Stay

Handpicked boutique luxury to family & pet friendly hotels.

Pitstops

An assortment of interesting stop off points along our walks.

Camp

A selection of campsites and glamorous camping locations.

Read the Countryside Code before venturing out
Make sure to take a map and compass, and know how to use them before going into our National Parks #BeAdventureSmart

trainNearest Train (or tube) Station(s):
Dunbridge

Nearest Mainline Train Station:
Southampton

Remember to prepare properly before heading out on any type of walk or outdoor activity. Tell people where you are going and what time you are expected back. As Wainwright says “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing”.

Mottisfont estate
© Holly Brega
Mottisfont estate
© Holly Brega
Mottisfont estate
© Holly Brega
Mottisfont estate
© Holly Brega
Mottisfont estate
© Holly Brega
Mottisfont estate
© Holly Brega
Mottisfont estate
© Holly Brega

Walk Details

This 6-mile walk around the National Trust’s Mottisfont estate has something for everyone – from ancient trees and bubbling brooks to rolling lawns.

You can discover what the beautiful and diverse estate has to offer on this varied walk through trees, historic farmland and along the crystal-clear River Test.

The National Trust acquired the Mottisfont estate in 1957 from Mrs Maud Russell, which includes the Abbey (house), gardens, woodlands, rivers and farmlands over 648 hectares (1645 acres). The land has been managed as a traditional working estate since 1500 and the countryside team at Mottisfont manages 2227 hectares (5500 acres) to maintain access, enhance wildlife habitats and preserve the landscape.

It is a beautiful place to walk throughout the year, but we recommend the spectacular bluebell display in spring, from April to May.

Click photos below for more information: