Winter at Basildon Park is a beautiful time of the year, and the perfect place for a refreshing winter walk.
The winter trees open up new views of the garden and house, and you can see long vistas of natural beauty.
Put on your wellies and coat and get ready to let off some steam!
The 400 acres of parkland offers routes to suit everyone, with four way-marked walks to choose from.
From half a mile to 3 miles, their routes can take you around the estate through the woodland and frosty fields, with fantastic views of the mansion through the bare trees.
Look out for wildlife and see if you can spot the first snowdrops of the season in January.
Their most popular route is the green walk, with spectacular views of the estate, and a stroll back through open parkland.
If you’re feeling more energetic, the orange route will take you on a 3 mile loop around the boundary of the estate, past the oldest trees at Basildon.
In winter you can see the tawny owl, redline, snowdrops, holly, cedar, fir cone,, Guelder Rose, gorse, robin, ivy, yew and wren.
Over the carriage drive, through the pheasant park, into the woodland and back to the house down the drive.
Suitable for push chairs. Approx 20 minutes
This route goes through the woodland and across their landscaped parkland.
Suitable for push chairs. Approx 40 minutes
A route through their secluded valley, down the carriage drive and up the old drive to the house.
Approx 1 hour 30 minutes
Around the boundary of the parkland, this route includes the oldest trees at the properties.
Approx 2 hours
Dogs on leads are welcome in the garden and parkland at Basildon Park all year round from 10am until 5pm, or dusk if earlier.
Please help them by keeping your dog on a lead and picking up after it.
Where can my dog go?
There are four great parkland walks at Basildon that are ideal for exploring with your dog year round.
The walks range in length from 0.5 miles to 3 miles.
For a shorter walk take a stroll around the gardens towards the back on the house.
Please keep your dog on a lead at all times.
Well behaved dogs are welcome in the shop and dog friendly seating area of the tea-room.
The tea-room is the perfect place to stop and relax on a visit to Basildon Park.
With delicious treats and a seasonal menu as well as their wonderfully traditional cream teas, there's sure to be something to tempt you.
Main Tea room
The tearoom is on the ground floor of the mansion and serves hot food such as sausage rolls, jacket potatoes and soups, as well as sandwiches, cakes and drinks.
Their Toolshed kiosk is open in the stable yard on their busier days and serves drinks and light refreshments for you to enjoy out in the estate.
- Winter Walks at Basildon Park