Tall trees in woods at Arlington

Winford Valley Walk

Embark on a delightful two-mile walk through the woodland and open fields of the expansive Arlington estate. As you wander, keep an eye out for historic buildings along the path. And in the spring, prepare to be enchanted by a carpet of scented bluebells that blankets the woods.

Time: 1 hour

Distance: 2 miles

Route: Easy

Arlington house

The Route

Start: Outside National Trust’s Arlington Courts old kitchen tea-room, grid ref SS611405

For the winford Valley walk you need to follow the Purple waymark signs. From the tea-room you need to go down the tarmac road sign posted Lake & Wider Estate. You will reach a set of gates with herons on top, at the gates turn left down the road past Home Farm.

Continue down the road, carry on past the first footpath on your right, take the second footpath on your right.

Go straight across the field, over the stile & then go down the steps at the edge of the wood.

Turn right at the bottom of the steps and follow the woodland track. After approx. 200m go through the gate and take the path across the field.

Go through the gate and along the path, turn right at the next junction, following the signs for Arlington. Go over the first stile, continue up hill and go over the next stile. Follow the path up hill and between the hedge banks for approx. 400m.

When you reach Glebe Cottage (yellow building) turn left onto the tarmac road then right towards Arlington. At the fork continue along the main track, do not take right hand fork. Follow the track around the back of the stable block, keep right and you will end up outside the gates to the stable yard.

Continue down the hill pas St James Church on your right, you will then find yourself back in the gardens of Arlington Court. You will then be able to find your way back to the tea-room.