Kiddington Estate

Kiddington Estate

Date of Adventure: 13 Mar, 2023

Kiddington lies at the centre of a group of landscaped parks including Sandford Park, Ditchley Park, Glympton Park and Blenheim. And it holds its head up high amongst this quartet. Our walk took us from the gates of the imposing Kiddington Hall, following the public footpath to the right of the gate, up past the quaint little church then left along the footpath which meanders down to a picturesque bridge over the River Glyme. This is a public right of way and the public footpaths are clearly marked, as are private areas of the estate. From here we wandered into the vast parkland where you will find sloping hills and contoured landscape, as well as a serpentine lake, all reminiscent of English landscape architect Capability Brown’s work.

And nature is a plenty here, especially in spring. You’ll be stunned by the amount of butterflies – so many bright yellow brimstones – as well as deer which seem to bound from nowhere, and pheasants too.

There is much more to see here than our little adventure took us. A wider circular route takes in the Glympton Estate too, you can find it here on the free AllTrails app.

 

 

AT A GLANCE

Free
Always open
No booking required
No café but Glympton Village Shop and Post Office sells refreshments and cakes - this is a potential starting point if doing the circular walk.
Not accessible due to terrain
23 minutes from Headington roundabout
S3 gold and alight at Kiddington Turn before a short walk
Parking is extremely limited in Kiddington. Do not park by gates of Kiddington Hall as they are constantly in use by large vehicles. Please park considerately. There is parking by Glympton Village Shop if completing the circular walk, which navigates fields and stiles to get to Kiddington Hall.
The details

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Kiddington Hall, Kiddington Estate, Woodstock, OX20 1BX or alternative start point of Glympton Village Shop, Woodstock, OX20 1AL

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