Nature Tours

Connect with nature

Getting outdoors is essential for our physical and mental health, not only for the chance to enjoy the fresh air, but also to feel more connected to the world around us. Our range of nature walks and tours give you access to unique, under-explored areas of the Castle Ashby estate that will leave you feeling more energised and motivated.

WOODLAND ADVENTURE

SANE COPSE WALK

A short drive from The Falcon Hotel, this beautiful woodland area offers the perfect opportunity to learn about our wildlife, especially our unique aquatic creatures. Breathe in the fresh countryside air and immerse yourself in these beautiful surroundings.

£15 per person. Minimum age 16 years old.

INTO THE WILD

DEER PARK WALK

On this two-hour nature tour (including hotel transfer), your guide, Andy Patmore will lead you around this enclosed 85-acre park. He will share information about the types of deer and the ancient trees that make this park so special. Don’t forget your binoculars, suitable clothing and footwear.

£15 per person. Minimum age 16 years old.

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS

BIRD RINGING

Enjoy a rare opportunity to see the beauty of some native birds up close with expert naturalist Nick Wood. Learn how wild birds are caught, identified and tracked, while observing their intricate markings before releasing them back into the wild.

Free event. Minimum age 16 years old.

HISTORY AND HERITAGE

CASTLE ASHBY GROUNDS WALK

Join Liz Lowry for the Castle Ashby Gardens Tour. Liz is a Blue Badge Guide, and will take you on an inspiring 90-minute walk, bringing to life some of the unique history of Castle Ashby House and gardens. The tour includes a visit to the Italian gardens and arboretum.

£15 per person. Minimum age 16 years old.

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