Starting from the easily accessible Thornhill Park & Ride, these walks are part of a former royal forest and will transport you to a countryside idyll of rural tranquillity, with short routes to attractive Shotover features.
Route 1 provides three possible short walks to CS Lewis Nature Reserve, across Shotover Plain to Shotover Estate and to Shotover Country Park, where you can follow one of three colour-coded walking trails.
Route 2 passes through countryside and the attractive stone village of Stanton St John and the grand Georgian Mansion of Woodperry House, built in 1728-31.
|Distance:||Route 1 - 2 or 5 mile options; Route 2 - 7.5 miles|
|Length on road/village lane (not on Public Rights of Way)||Route 1 - 2-12% (depending on route chosen); Route 2 - 24%|
|Dogs:||Under close control; on leads where livestock present|
|Disabled access:||Route 1 is stile free; Route 2 has a number of stiles and some areas get quite muddy|
See the Traveline website.
Route 2 - The White Horse Thai restaurant in Forest Hill and several in Stanton St John
Car parking at Thornhill Park & Ride
Download a map and points of interest
Download our an easy-to-follow map, comprehensive directions and points of local interest. You can also view these routes on our interactive countryside map.
- Shotover route 1 (.pdf format, 516 Kb)
- Shotover route 2 (.pdf format, 217 Kb)
- Points of interest (.pdf format, 516 Kb)
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