Wrest Park Walk
Explore 92 acres of landscaped early eighteenth-century garden in this lovely walk in Silsoe. Stroll along the wide gravel central walk, past the long canal and then on to the Baroque style pavilion.
The gardens were landscaped by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown in the 18th century. He added canals around the park boundaries, woodland and the central canal. The grounds also include a Bath House with a thatched roof and cobbled floor, ornate marble fountains, a Chinese Temple with bridge and over 40 statues.
The Grade I listed house has a fantastic interactive exhibition which tells the story of Wrest Park. The beautiful conservatory then leads you out to the Italian Garden, Rose Garden and French Parterre Garden.
Wrest Park is located about 7 miles west of Letchworth, near Flitwick and Ampthill.
PostcodeMK45 4HR - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Wrest Park Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Wrest Park Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Wrest Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Wrest Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Head to the nearby Ampthill Park for some more nice walking trails in the area. Here you'll find miles of woodland trails with a climb to the Greensand Ridge giving fine views over the county too. At Flitwick there's the Flitwick Moor Nature reserve to explore. The Site of Special Scientific Interest is the largest area of wetland in Bedfordshire. The circular walk also visits Flitton where you'll find the De Grey Mausoleum. The English Heritage run site is one of the largest sepulchral chapels in the country. The Grade I listed Mausoleum contains over twenty monuments to the de Grey family who lived in Wrest Park.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Bedfordshire Walks page.