GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Dillington House

2 miles (2.8 km)

This walk visits the 16th century Dillington House near Ilminster in Somerset.
The walk starts from the village of Whitelackington, just to the east of the hall. From here you can follow a shared cycling and walking trail west to reach the house. The house dates from the 16th century and is notable as the former home of Prime Minister Lord North. At the house you could enjoy a fine Sunday roast or a lovely afternoon tea before enjoying a stroll around the parkland and gardens. There's also some nice trails through the woodland where you can see bluebells in the spring months.

Postcode

TA19 9DT - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Dillington House OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Dillington House Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Dog Walking

The woodland and parkland on the estate are a nice place to bring your dog for a walk.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To continue your walking in the area you could visit the Iron Age Hillfort at Castle Neroche or enjoy a waterside walk around Chard Reservoir. For more walking ideas in the area see the Blackdown Hills Walks page.

Photos

Dillington Park Lodge - geograph.org.uk - 492446

Dillington Park Lodge, Whitelackton, Somerset. Thatched 17th- and 18th-century house beside the former main road.

Fishing lake, Dillington - geograph.org.uk - 1307455

Fishing lake, Dillington, near to Whitelackington, Somerset. The small building at the water's edge is a pump house. Behind is the Eaglewood Park development, in which "derelict cattle pens and a silage pit have been transformed into quality, ecologically-sound offices".This is all on the east side of Dillington Park.

West Lodge, Dillington Park - geograph.org.uk - 513353

West Lodge, Dillington Park. This pretty early C19 octagonal cottage ornee is at Ashwell, where the western drive to Dillington House leaves the B3168 at a bend.

Sculpture at Dillington House - geograph.org.uk - 492401

Sculpture. The wooden figure (unable to trace any details so far) is beside footpath CH14/14 as it passes Dillington House in the background, and is one of several pieces of artwork in the grounds, doubtless related to the many art-related courses run at the centre.

Dillington Park Farm - geograph.org.uk - 492352

Dillington Park Farm. The farm lies in the landscape park of the house. A workshop among the buildings houses a firm of cabinet makers

The Pheasantry - geograph.org.uk - 492421

The Pheasantry. One of the outbuildings at the house. (Those holes look more suitable for doves than pheasants, although this building may date from between the C17 extinction of the bird and its reintroduction in the C19.)

Dillington Park - geograph.org.uk - 492341

A view from the long drive that approaches the house from Whitelackington

Cattle grid, Dillington House - geograph.org.uk - 1307301

The drive through the east side of Dillington Park is followed by National Cycle Route 33, and a public footpath to Whitelackington. The cattle grid marks the edge of the formal gardens surroundingthe house.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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