Free Woodland Walks at Trentham
Woodland Walk Update
We have now closed the majority of the site but the Woodland Walk areas; Kings Wood, The Monument, The Oaks and North Park Walks, are all currently accessible to help provide fresh air and exercise in an open space, as allowed by the Government.
Our south entrance car park will be open from 8am to 6pm for access to Monument and Oaks loop. Please do not park in neighbouring streets or prevent access for service and emergency vehicles.
Please take any litter and dog waste home with you to avoid harming wildlife and allow our staff to focus on looking after other parts of the estate whilst we are currently closed.
We would like to make members of the public aware that all access routes onto the walks involve touchpoints in the form of kissing gates or styles. Some pathways are also narrow in places, with steps which require the use of handrails. We would advise the use of hand sanitiser after using these.
We ask that any visitors using the walks observe the social distancing rules (staying 2 metres apart from each other at all times) and no social gatherings – please remember that you are only permitted to meet one other person, not from your household in the outdoors, and at a social distance. No cycling is permitted.
As usual, we ask that dogs are kept on a short lead whilst on the estate, which includes the woodland walk areas, to protect wildlife and negate the need for staff to have to deal with potential wildlife and livestock injuries. These incidents also have an impact on our emergency services, which are already playing a vital role. Our security team will be doing rolling checks in these areas to ensure that this is adhered to.
If you are walking in the area and have any concerns, then please call our Security Team on 07966 247393.
Woodland Walks at Trentham
The Woodlands have dominated Trentham for over 1000 years
The parts of the woodland which are free to enter are The Kings Wood, The Monument, The Oaks and The Parkland Walks. All the walks are clearly signposted and areas of interest are highlighted, to ensure you don’t miss a thing.
The public use of the Woodland Walks is encouraged, but we politely remind guests that this is a private estate and we reserve the right to refuse admission or to remove from the estate any person whose behaviour is inappropriate.
The woodland walks are a perfect place for a dog walk too! To respect our wildlife, dogs must be kept on a short lead in all areas and at all times. Please use the dog bins provided.
The woodland walks also incorporates the Two Saints Way Walk, which was featured on BBC Radio 4’s Ramblings Show with Clare Balding.
If you’re feeling energetic, take a walk up Monument Hill and enjoy spectacular views of Trentham and beyond!
In 1833 George Granville 2nd embarked on an extensive rebuilding project on the estate. This began the era that created Trentham in the way you see it today. He commissioned the statue of the 1st Duke of Sutherland which crowns Monument Hill, in July 1833. The statue was completed in 1835.
Take a look at the video walk around Trentham with Walks Britain, or join us over on Facebook and see the Woodland Walks album.