There's a circular lakeside walk here, giving 40-50 minutes of comfortable walking well away from the more crowded cafe areas. If time permits, the haunted Hall is worth a look.
As Helen says, this is far less dog-friendly than it was - but it's still a good place to stop if you have kids and dogs to keep happy
P&D car park closes at dusk, WC+disabled+RADAR, café, visitor centre, children's playground and exhibitions. Dog poo bins.
Full Walk Details
Circular lakeside walk – 40-50 minutes
Go past the visitor centre and café to turn right at the wooden post for the Lakeside Walk. Walk straight ahead with the side of Lydiard House to the left, to follow the rolling grassland gently downhill to the lake. There is a circular path around the lake. Cross the bridge on your left and then turn right into a wooded area. Pass the picnic tables and follow the path round to return to the green via a small footbridge.
There is plenty of space to relax and ramble in this 260 acre park, but note that only guide dogs are allowed in the house and museum.