At Shugborough Estate, the walled garden, formal gardens, pleasure grounds, arboretum and play area are open for you to explore. Dogs are welcome on leads in all of these spaces.
Park Farm café and Mansion Tearoom are open with a selection of drinks, sandwiches, cakes, snacks and ice cream. The Mansion shop is open for gifts, souvenirs and plants.
Monuments Stroll – Approximately 0.7 miles
Take in most of the monuments on a stroll around the formal gardens – passing the Chinese House, Doric Temple, Cat’s Monument, Essex Bridge and the Ruin. Start at the front of the Mansion and follow the paths. There are lots of routes through the gardens and for the most part these are level and hard-surfaced. This walk is good for pushchairs and wheelchairs with lots of places to stop and rest.
Stafford Plantation Walk – Approximately 2 miles
If you are feeling more adventurous head out to the Stafford Plantation. There are lots of paths to explore, and for those of you who have an OS map, journey further into the Satnall Hills. Paths in the plantation vary in surface and can be muddy. There is some uphill work, and we recommend suitable footwear for the terrain.
Essex Bridge and Great Haywood Cliffs – Approximately 5 miles
If you are looking to explore some of the quieter areas of the estate, head over Essex Bridge, turn right and follow the paths up to Great Haywood cliffs. Explore open parkland; looking over to Hadrian’s Arch; dense woodland and hidden cliffs. Path surfaces vary between grazed grassland and uneven muddy paths.