Exploring the estate

The gardens at Gregynog are unrivaled, offering a mixture of formal and woodland walks.

To assist our visitors in fully appreciating the beauty and diversity of the estate, we have created a variety of colour-coded woodland walks. The walks are of varying length and difficulty, weaving their way through the estate to offer tantalising views of both the Hall and the stunning Montgomeryshire countryside.

The new Lily Lake Walk, Warren Walk, Great Wood Walk and Valley Walk have been created to offer something of interest to everyone.

Attractions on the walks include the secluded Mellor’s cottage, the Davies sisters’ painting shed and Quackers Hall, perched in the middle of the lily lake, and a birdwatching hide located deep in the Garden House Wood. Simultaneously striking and amusing is the stone statue of a giant hand protruding from the earth, a particular favourite of passers-by taking a woodland stroll. Against this backdrop, the meandering Bechan Brook flows through the estate attracting birds, including kingfishers.

The Bee Apiary, acknowledged to be the prettiest in Wales, is located in the Dell. Visitors can see the bees flying from their hives and coming back again after collecting pollen from the gardens. The attractive viewing shelter has been designed to allow close but safe access to the bees: there are over one million of them, and contains interpretation boards describing the importance of bees, their life cycle and the various types of hives within the apiary. Find out about when the beekeepers will be in the apiary, as they will bring frames of bees close enough for you to see and smell, by visiting the Monty Bees website.

With support from Natural Resources Wales, a number of wildlife interpretation boards are installed throughout the estate, enabling visitors to understand the important of the natural environment within Gregynog, recently designated a National Nature Reserve.

Our walks are naturally maintained, mainly by people’s feet and dogs paws with minimal interference in this unspoilt environment. You may find yourself bashing through bracken and wading through muddy patches at times ….. just a perfect escape in the wilds of Wales, but bring your boots!

There is no separate charge for the walks, but there is a £2.50 charge per car for parking in the estate.

View our garden access statement

Click on a link below to download tales from the History of Gregynog:

18th century poem – ‘Walking in the Woods of Gregynog’

Walking and Cycling packages are available on request.

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Gregynog Interactive Map
Launch the Gregynog interactive map

Click on the interactive map to see the walks in detail, and the interpretation panels by clicking on the pink dots