Sunday, 26 February 2017

Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate

A 17th-century Cotswold country estate

Lodge Park was built byJohn 'Crump' Dutton in the 17th-century. It became the National Trust's first restoration project in 1998 and relied on archaeological evidence to return the building to its former glory. It's situated approximately two and a half miles from the village of Sherborne and the wider Sherborne estate, the other side of the A40.


stopped to chat with a local - lost the tip of his nose since last I saw him :-/

Sherborne is a working estate and has an abundance of wildlife, from fallow and roe deer to badgers and foxes. Ewe Pen Barn is the starting point for Lodge Park's three main walking routes: Short Woodland Stroll; Family Fun Walk and Historic Farmland Hike - which we completed, though a bit damp underfoot through the 18th-century water meadows near the Windrush.

Ewe Pen Barn

water meadow
At its centre, close to the village, is a wonderful and very popular village shop and tea rooms, well worth a visit.

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