Cricket St Thomas
Explore 160 acres of lovely parkland and gardens on this walk around Cricket St Thomas in Somerset. In the park you will find peaceful lakes, secluded woodland and beautiful gardens. Highlights include the delightful Water Garden and the Grotto Garden with sculptural rocks. There is also the beautiful 19th century mansion of Cricket House which was designed by famous architect Sir John Soane. You can enjoy afternoon tea in the tea rooms and sit outside and enjoy the splendid views of the gardens and surrounding Somerset countryside.
Cricket St Thomas is located just a few miles east of Chard. The Liberty Trail runs just south of the park so you could pick this up if you wanted to continue your walk. The trail will soon lead you to the nearby Wayford Woods. The delightful woods include streams, a lake, Rhododendrons and bluebells in the spring months. They are well worth a visit after exploring the park if you have time.
The park is also located near to the historic Forde Abbey. Here you will find a historic Cistercian monastery with 30 acres of award winning gardens to explore.