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Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

Route Filmstrip & Description

There is a charge to enter the Wentworth Castle Gardens.This trail starts from the gates of the churchyard and leads to the Earl's Seat over looking the parkland surrounding Wentworth Castle. Access points to the rest of the gardens will be seen along the way and photos of various parts of the gardens can be seen by checking out the 'Views' and 'Features of Interests' tags on the map.There is a steady climb along the trail with gradients of 10% (1:10) for 200m on two occasions.Seats are available on the early part of the trail and in other places through the gardens (checkout the seats tags).The surfaces of the paths through the gardens vary. Further information can be obtained at the visitor centre where the cafe and disabled toilets are located.

Surveyed by: . Fieldfare, October 2010 (Autumn)
Accessibility Rating: 3More Information
Distance: 0.7 km

Public Transport: No
Car Park: No
Steps: No
Barriers: No
Toilets: No

Full Profile

There are disabled parking bays near the visitor centre which are reached by driving through the top end of the main car park.There is a slope across this car park with a gradient of about 12% (1:8) in places.

Blue Badge parking bays There are disabled parking bays near the visitor centre which are reached by driving through the top end of the main car park.There is a slope across this car park with a gradient of about 12% (1:8) in places.

The visitor centre is only 50m from the disabled car parking bays but there is a gradient of 11% (1:9) along the way.

Gradient The visitor centre is only 50m from the disabled car parking bays but there is a gradient of 11% (1:9) along the way.

There is a level entrance to the visitor centre where there is a cafe and toilets.There is a charge to visit the Wentworth Castle Gardens.

Cafe There is a level entrance to the visitor centre where there is a cafe and toilets.There is a charge to visit the Wentworth Castle Gardens.

Having paid for your entrance to the gardens in the visitor centre use the stairs or lift to reach the exit into the gardens.

Visitor Centre Having paid for your entrance to the gardens in the visitor centre use the stairs or lift to reach the exit into the gardens.

The exit to the gardens is signed from the stairs and lift.

Direction The exit to the gardens is signed from the stairs and lift.

Cross the churchyard to the iron gates to head into the gardens.

Direction Cross the churchyard to the iron gates to head into the gardens.

This trail starts from the gates of the church yard and leads to the Earl's Seat over looking the parkland surrounding Wentworth Castle. Access points to the rest of the gardens will be seen along the way and photos of various parts of the gardens can be seen by checking out the 'Views' and 'Features of Interests' tags on the map.

Start This trail starts from the gates of the church yard and leads to the Earl's Seat over looking the parkland surrounding Wentworth Castle. Access points to the rest of the gardens will be seen along the way and photos of various parts of the gardens can be seen by checking out the 'Views' and 'Features of Interests' tags on the map.

There is a shallow drainage channel at the entrance gate to the gardens.

Surface There is a shallow drainage channel at the entrance gate to the gardens.

Interpretation boards are provided throughout the gardens. More details of the numerous trails through the gardens can be obtained at the visitor centre.

Information Interpretation boards are provided throughout the gardens. More details of the numerous trails through the gardens can be obtained at the visitor centre.

There are also listening posts in the gardens which play tapes of various stories relating to the history of Wentworth Castle estate.

Information There are also listening posts in the gardens which play tapes of various stories relating to the history of Wentworth Castle estate.

The paths in the gardens are firm and wide enough for two people to walk side by side.

Width The paths in the gardens are firm and wide enough for two people to walk side by side.

Continue through the gates at the end of the John Arnold Garden and follow the path up the hill.

Direction Continue through the gates at the end of the John Arnold Garden and follow the path up the hill.

There is a 10% (1:10) gradient for about 200nm.

Gradient There is a 10% (1:10) gradient for about 200nm.

This is the first of four seats to provide rest points up this hill.

Seat This is the first of four seats to provide rest points up this hill.

The slope is still 10% (1:10) at the second seat up the hill.The surface is a little uneven where water has washed out some of the path covering.

Seat The slope is still 10% (1:10) at the second seat up the hill.The surface is a little uneven where water has washed out some of the path covering.

 

Path

The gradient if 13% (1:8) by the third seat.

Seat The gradient if 13% (1:8) by the third seat.

By the fourth seat the path begins to level off a bit.

Seat By the fourth seat the path begins to level off a bit.

The Ha Ha Bridge has a cobbled surface

Surface The Ha Ha Bridge has a cobbled surface

Bear left after the Ha Ha Bridge.The short path to the right leads to the Corinthian Temple.

Path Bear left after the Ha Ha Bridge.The short path to the right leads to the Corinthian Temple.

There is a further gradient of 10% (1:10) leading to the Union Jack Gardens.Turn left at the top of this slope to reach the Earl's Seat.

Gradient There is a further gradient of 10% (1:10) leading to the Union Jack Gardens.Turn left at the top of this slope to reach the Earl's Seat.

Interpretation boards are provided throughout the gardens. More details of the numerous trails through the gardens can be obtained at the visitor centre.

Information Interpretation boards are provided throughout the gardens. More details of the numerous trails through the gardens can be obtained at the visitor centre.

There are also listening posts in the gardens which play tapes of various stories relating to the history of Wentworth Castle estate.

Information There are also listening posts in the gardens which play tapes of various stories relating to the history of Wentworth Castle estate.

Keep the Union Jack Gardens on your right to head towards the Earl's Seat.

Direction Keep the Union Jack Gardens on your right to head towards the Earl's Seat.

Take the second right (not the sharp right into the Union Jack Gardens)

Direction Take the second right (not the sharp right into the Union Jack Gardens)

The trail now head up hill again with a gradient of about 10% (1:10) for about 200m.

Gradient The trail now head up hill again with a gradient of about 10% (1:10) for about 200m.

 

Path

The path surface is a little less even once you have passed the Union Jack Garden.

Surface The path surface is a little less even once you have passed the Union Jack Garden.

 

Path

As the path starts to bear to the right, turn left to the Earl's Seat.

Direction As the path starts to bear to the right, turn left to the Earl's Seat.

The Earl's Seat provides wonderful views over the parkland around Wentworth Castle and the wider countryside.

End The Earl's Seat provides wonderful views over the parkland around Wentworth Castle and the wider countryside.

The entrance to the disabled parking area is at the top of the main car park.

CarPark The entrance to the disabled parking area is at the top of the main car park.

Interpretation boards are provided throughout the gardens. More details of the numerous trails through the gardens can be obtained at the visitor centre

Information Interpretation boards are provided throughout the gardens. More details of the numerous trails through the gardens can be obtained at the visitor centre

This sign is next to the road leading from the main car park to the disabled parking bays.

Information This sign is next to the road leading from the main car park to the disabled parking bays.

There is a 14% ( 1:7) gradient on the road out of the main car park towards the visitor centre.

Gradient There is a 14% ( 1:7) gradient on the road out of the main car park towards the visitor centre.

Interpretation boards are provided throughout the gardens. More details of the numerous trails through the gardens can be obtained at the visitor centre

Information Interpretation boards are provided throughout the gardens. More details of the numerous trails through the gardens can be obtained at the visitor centre

 

Path

More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

Feature of Interest More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

 

Path

The last part of the road from the main car park to the disabled parking bays has a gradient sampled at 1:20 (1:5).

Gradient The last part of the road from the main car park to the disabled parking bays has a gradient sampled at 1:20 (1:5).

Interpretation boards are provided throughout the gardens. More details of the numerous trails through the gardens can be obtained at the visitor centre

Information Interpretation boards are provided throughout the gardens. More details of the numerous trails through the gardens can be obtained at the visitor centre

More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

View More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

View More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

Interpretation boards are provided throughout the gardens. More details of the numerous trails through the gardens can be obtained at the visitor centre

Information Interpretation boards are provided throughout the gardens. More details of the numerous trails through the gardens can be obtained at the visitor centre

More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

View More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

Interpretation boards are provided throughout the gardens. More details of the numerous trails through the gardens can be obtained at the visitor centre

Information Interpretation boards are provided throughout the gardens. More details of the numerous trails through the gardens can be obtained at the visitor centre

More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

Path More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

View More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

Feature of Interest More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

Feature of Interest More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

View More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

View More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

Interpretation boards are provided throughout the gardens. More details of the numerous trails through the gardens can be obtained at the visitor centre

Information Interpretation boards are provided throughout the gardens. More details of the numerous trails through the gardens can be obtained at the visitor centre

More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

Path More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

Path More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

Information More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

Feature of Interest More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

Interpretation boards are provided throughout the gardens. More details of the numerous trails through the gardens can be obtained at the visitor centre

Information Interpretation boards are provided throughout the gardens. More details of the numerous trails through the gardens can be obtained at the visitor centre

More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

Feature of Interest More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

Feature of Interest More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

Path More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

Path More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

Interpretation boards are provided throughout the gardens. More details of the numerous trails through the gardens can be obtained at the visitor centre

Information Interpretation boards are provided throughout the gardens. More details of the numerous trails through the gardens can be obtained at the visitor centre

More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

Path More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

Path More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

There are also listening posts in the gardens which play tapes of various stories relating to the history of Wentworth Castle estate.

Information There are also listening posts in the gardens which play tapes of various stories relating to the history of Wentworth Castle estate.

Interpretation boards are provided throughout the gardens. More details of the numerous trails through the gardens can be obtained at the visitor centre

Information Interpretation boards are provided throughout the gardens. More details of the numerous trails through the gardens can be obtained at the visitor centre

More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

Path More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

Interpretation boards are provided throughout the gardens. More details of the numerous trails through the gardens can be obtained at the visitor centre

Information Interpretation boards are provided throughout the gardens. More details of the numerous trails through the gardens can be obtained at the visitor centre

More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

Path More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

Path More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

Path More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

Feature of Interest More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

Interpretation boards are provided throughout the gardens. More details of the numerous trails through the gardens can be obtained at the visitor centre

Information Interpretation boards are provided throughout the gardens. More details of the numerous trails through the gardens can be obtained at the visitor centre

More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

Feature of Interest More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

Feature of Interest More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

Path More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

Feature of Interest More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

Path More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

Path More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

Path More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

Interpretation boards are provided throughout the gardens. More details of the numerous trails through the gardens can be obtained at the visitor centre

Information Interpretation boards are provided throughout the gardens. More details of the numerous trails through the gardens can be obtained at the visitor centre

More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

Path More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

Path More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

Path More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

Path More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

Path More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

Path More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

Feature of Interest More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

Feature of Interest More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

Feature of Interest More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

Feature of Interest More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

Feature of Interest More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

Interpretation boards are provided throughout the gardens. More details of the numerous trails through the gardens can be obtained at the visitor centre

Information Interpretation boards are provided throughout the gardens. More details of the numerous trails through the gardens can be obtained at the visitor centre

More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

View More information about Wentworth Castle Gardens, their accessibility and their history can be obtained at the visitor centre.

Interpretation boards are provided throughout the gardens. More details of the numerous trails through the gardens can be obtained at the visitor centre

Information Interpretation boards are provided throughout the gardens. More details of the numerous trails through the gardens can be obtained at the visitor centre

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