Wollaton Hall Park

Walks, Tours and Orienteering in the Park

Themed guided walks and tours of the park are often available, please check the Wollaton Hall and Park events page to find out what’s coming up. Alternatively, take a look below to find out what’s available all year round.

You can download an orienteering map here. Wollaton Park Orienteering Map

Walks

There are a couple of suggested walking routes through the park, these can be found on the Walk4Life website, please click on the links below:
1 mile walk  

3 mile walk

Walk4Life maps require a log in via their website- which gives you access to hundreds of different walks throughout the UK.

There is also a new downloadable leaflet for our Wollaton Walk Leaflet  Wollaton Walks PDF

Formal Gardens

The immaculately kept formal gardens provide the perfect spot to sit and relax. Here you can also visit The Camellia House, the oldest cast iron glasshouse in Europe.

Wollaton’s Botanic Garden

The small walled botanic garden, situated adjacent to the stable block, has been developed and cared for by volunteers from the Nottingham Branch of the Hardy Plant Society since the early 1980s. This attractive garden is open on Sundays from 2.00-4.00pm between April and September. Plant sales raise money to maintain the garden. For more information about the Botanic Garden please visit the Hardy Plant Society’s website: www.nottmhps.org.uk 

The Deer at Wollaton Park

About 80 Red deer and 120 Fallow deer roam freely in Wollaton Park and have done since the 14th Century.

The deer are very attractive to look at but it is important to remember that deer are wild animals and must be treated with respect.

During the rutting (mating) season during September and October, each stag is very protective of his own group of hinds.

During calving season in June and July, the natural instinct of the deer is to protect their young. Hinds and does with young may appear aggressive if approached.

Any person or animal invading their space at any time may be attacked as the stags will defend their group. During such periods we would advise dog walkers to keep their distance and ensure that dogs are kept on leads at all times.

Please do not feed, touch, or photograph the deer at close proximity.