National Trust Secret Stackpole Walk in Pembrokeshire

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Walk Details
A chance to explore the amazing landscape and parkland designed by the Cawdor family as a backdrop to their grand house, Stackpole Court, which was demolished in 1963.

The walk takes you along the river then into the woodland to see the summer house which was built as a landscape feature, an eye-catcher from the Court.

A network of footpaths means you can choose your own route, but look for the main landmarks as you wander round. Enter the walled flower garden by one of the gaps in the wall. This area was planted with flower beds until the First World War. Look out for the stone seat.

You’ll find the ice house on the outer perimeter of the wood. This is a deep (14 feet/14.3 metres) stone-lined shaft which would have been stuffed with layers of straw and packed with ice for preserving food. Today it’s used by bats.

Carpark: Pembroke, Pembrokeshire SA71 5LS