Petworth House

Petworth House and Park Ancient Trees Walk (National Trust)

  • 4 miles.
  • Moderate walking.
  • Chance to visit Petworth House.
  • Restaurant and coffee shop at Petworth House.
  • accessible by bus.

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A circular walk exploring the ancient trees that dominate the skyline of Petworth Park, featuring some of the oldest and largest trees in the country. The gnarled and twisted bark of these magnificent ancient specimens make natural and amazing works of art.

Nestled in the South Downs National Park, Petworth House is a large impressive mansion surrounded by a 700 acre deer park landscaped by Capability Brown, and houses a renowned art collection.

Whilst not on the walk itself, the attractive market town of Petworth is a short diversion away, literally just the other side of Petworth House, and has a range of independent shops, pubs and restaurants.