A deer course and house, Lodge Park is a house that stands in the Sherborne Estate. It is the last surviving 17th-century grandstand of England. Lodge Park once belonged to John ‘Crump’ Dutton. The estate was given to the National Trust in 1982 and has since then been under them. The stone house has a marvellous interior and exterior that is worth seeing. The deer park was created by Dutton himself, which till this day is home to a large herd of deer.
A home to a variety of wildlife, Sherborne Estate is always open to the public. It has a series of meadows, foot paths and a sculpture trail. The wildlife here includes Roe Deer and Fallow Deer, Badgers and Foxes.
Things to do:
The estate is home to many ancient water meadows. These meadows provide great habitats for the many species at the park.
Visit Lodge Park and see history embedded in its walls. The interior and exterior are worth seeing,
The deer park surrounds Lodge Park. The ancient park is home to many bucks and Roe’s that now run freely in the park.
Activities for children:
There are a lot of outdoor activities for children. Today’s children need to go out more and have more earthy fun. Activities like making a home for a wild animal, to running around barefoot on the grass are encouraged by the team of the National trust.
A parkland with an amazing landscape, designed by Charles Bridgeman. Situated to the rear of the lodge; take in the stunning view of the landscape.
Lodge Park, Aldsworth, near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL54 3PP